Color Guard Judges

Color Guard Judges

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Paula Alfonso

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Gainesville, FL

Paula Alfonso
Paula Alfonso is originally from Pembroke Pines in South Florida. She is a member of the Florida Federations of Judges Association. Paula has judged for: FFCC, SFWGA, MCCGA, NJNJ, AIA, MAIN, and UCGC. Her Drum Corps experience includes: The Magic of Orlando, Crossmen, and the Cadets. Paula also has a vast indoor background performing with the following Independent World teams: The Alliance of Miami, Paradigm, and the Knights. Her experience in teaching programs ranges from High School,College Marching Band, Drum Corps, and A Class through the Independent World level. Currently, Paula resides in Gainesville Florida. She teaches at local High Schools and at the University of Florida. She enjoys:attending her local church, eco-tourism, hanging out with her rescued chihuahuas, and reading classic American literature. "Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot."- Truman Capote
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Kathleen Anderson

Captions: WGI - Movement

Location: Arvada, CO

Kathleen Anderson
Throughout her life, Katie Anderson has had a love for dance and performance. She has been involved in the pageantry arts since 1996 in the various roles of performer, choreographer, and adjudicator. Katie has performed with the Ballet Denver Jr. Company, the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, Oracle Winter Guard, and the Oracle Performance Ensemble. She has taught color guard with multiple high schools in the Denver metro area including Pomona High School and Legacy High School. Katie earned her Masters in Education from Regis University and has a great passion for working with elementary school students in pursuit of creating life-long learners. She currently resides in Arvada, CO with her husband Luke and their two children.
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Mike Anderson

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Eagle, ID

Mike Anderson
Mike Anderson serves as a visual designer and program coordinator for numerous bands & guards throughout the United States. He is an adjudicator for the WGI guard division, as well as DCI, BOA, many other circuits, Color Guard Netherlands, and Drum Corps Japan. Mike is a film junkie who lives and dies with the San Francisco Giants. If someone looks at your aquarium and says "nice fish", are they talking about one specific fish or all of the fish? Primary Affiliations: Juxtaposition, OH (IW) Carroll HS, IN (SA) Yukon HS, OK (SA)
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Keith Baker

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Staunton, IL

Keith Baker
Keith Baker has 30 years of experience in adjudication, instruction, and design in the pageantry arts. He performed with the Belleville Black Knights, Geneseo Knights, and Capital Brass Ensemble. He has taught numerous ensembles including Edwardsville Winter Guard, Francis Howell Central Indoor Drumline, and O’Fallon Township HS Marching Band. Keith is proud to be associated with judging associations such as DCI, MCCGA, MCGC, and UWGA. Keith has spent most of his life in education, first as an instructor for Radiological Controls and Reactor Plant Chemistry at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory for three years while in the US Navy. Since then he has taught Honors US History and Medieval History at Edwardsville High School. He is the recipient of numerous awards for education including the Olin Corporation Silver Medallion Award and WIU’s Most Influential Teacher Award.
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Edwin Beens

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands,

Edwin Beens
Edwin Beens, born on August 27th 1968 in The Netherlands, started his marching & music career at a very young age. He started as a drummer when he was 8 years old. Later he became drum major and the visual designer. After that he joined the staff of one of Holland's most successful drum corps of that time, Blue Wave that captured many visual awards. In the winter he joined the Art Development Winter Color Guard and won the Dutch title 3 times. Together with Art Development he travelled to the USA and performed twice at the Winter Guard International World Championships. After his teaching and marching career he started judging in 1996 for many Dutch organizations like Color Guard Netherlands (CGN). In 2000 Edwin became a judge for Winter Guard International. Since then Edwin has judged for many organizations in Europe, Asia, South Africa and North and South America. Edwin is the technical director and chief judge of Color Guard Netherlands since 1998 and because of his excellent work was inducted in the CGN Hall of Fame in 2011. Outside the judging world Edwin is a project manager for the Dutch Ministry of Safety and Justice, in the area of Continuous Improvement (Lean Six Sigma).
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Patricia Beggy

Captions: WGI - Equipment, Movement

Location: Revere, MA

Patricia Beggy
As a performer, Patricia Beggy began dancing, twirling and marching at the age of 6 and continued until she aged out at 21. Her first year in the pageantry activity ended with an American Legion State Championship in twirling, and her last year ended with an American Legion State Championship in Drum Corps. She studied dance for over 15 years, including attending Dartford College of Movement Studies in England and was a company member of The Performance Dance Ensemble. Ms. Beggy has taught, consulted and judged for Baton Twirling, Cheerleading, Drum and Bugle Corps, Marching Bands and Winter Guard. She is actively involved with judge education programs and travels as a clinician for various judges associations throughout the United States as well as Canada, England and the Netherlands. She has been a visual judge both nationally and internationally for more than 30 years and holds judging credentials in all four visual captions. Her Winter Guard International focus is in both the Equipment and Movement captions and she is one of only a select few judges who have judged at the world class level in both captions at World Championships in the same year. In addition to judging, Ms. Beggy has Masters Degrees in both Education and Administration and recently retired from the position of Elementary School Principal from the Cambridge Public Schools, in Cambridge MA. Patricia highly values giving back to the community and has served 11 years on the Central Middlesex County Association for Adults with Disabilities Human Rights Commission and for 10 years was on the Board of Directors for the non-profit CitySprouts.org, receiving their Community and Environmental Impact Award for her service.
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Denise Bonfiglio

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis, Equipment

Location: Stoneham, MA

Denise Bonfiglio
With an extensive background in pageantry, Denise’s roots were firmly planted with both Drum Corps and Winter guard. Denise has taught, designed, managed, and directed drum corps and winter guards at the highest level of competition for several decades. Having achieved multiple gold medals in both Drum Corps and Winter Guard, Denise is well positioned to understand the skills being presented in the pageantry activity and has worked with some of the most talented designers and choreographers that continue to inspire the activity today. Denise spent several years working as a member of the WGI task force when the current adjudication system was created. Having a hand in the creation of adjudication philosophy and implementation in its early years has allowed Denise to have an in-depth knowledge of the adjudication system. Denise began her judging career in 2002 primarily focused on Equipment and has expanded to Visual Ensemble adjudication in recent years. Denise is a member of the Massachusetts Judges Association (MJA) and provides Visual Education for all members of MJA. Professionally, Denise retired from MetLife where she was an officer of the company for 16 of her 35-year career. During Denise’s tenure at MetLife, her “hands on” approach brought her to the front-line managing Insurance Product Software Development, and Quality Assurance functions in several locations around the US and Canada. Throughout Denise’s career at MetLife, she was extensively involved in company mergers and acquisitions converting software Illustration systems onto MetLife platforms. Denise recently retired as the CEO of Cadets Arts and Entertainment Inc., where she successfully created the non-profit start-up in support of The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps at the beginning of 2020. Mitigating COVID19 for three years and delivering a safe and successful Cadet Drum Corps in DCI’s first ever non-competitive season in 2021 was both challenging and rewarding. Denise successfully established structural roots for the Cadets to relocate to Erie PA and competitively positioned The Cadets for future success. Denise is currently the Co-Founder and President of the Bonfiglio Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization. The Foundation’s philanthropic mission is to raise money to provide scholarships in honor of George and Patsy Bonfiglio. George Bonfiglio was a founding father of DCI and the first Chairman of the DCI Board. Denise is an active Adjudicator for Winter Guard International, Massachusetts Judges Association, Musical Arts Conference, South Florida Winter Guard Association, and the Asian Marching Band Confederation. Denise was inducted into the WGI Hall of Fame class of 2000, the Massachusetts Drum Corps Hall of Fame class of 2012, Drum Corps International Hall of Fame class of 2016, and the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame class of 2021.
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Beverly Brahan

Captions: WGI - General Effect, Movement

Location: Terry, MS

Beverly Brahan
Beverly Brahan judges marching bands, drum corps and indoor colorguard nationwide. For WGI Beverly judges movement, general effect and serves as the IA Caption Manager. She judges colorguard and general effect for DCI and serves as a diversity judge facilitator. Beverly is the Judge Coordinator for Mississippi Indoor Association and is a Hall of Fame Member of the Gulf Coast Colorguard and Percussion Association. Beverly Brahan is a lifelong educator, a graduate of the University of Alabama, Belhaven College and currently works in the Education Department at Mississippi College. Beverly resides in Terry, Mississippi.
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Erin Brown

Captions: WGI - Movement

Location: Orlando, FL

Erin Brown
Erin Brown holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Florida and is currently serving as a high school teacher in Orlando, FL teaching Dance Techniques, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) & SGA (Student Government). She has been involved with the pageantry arts as a performer, instructor and adjudicator for over 25 years with her start as a dancer as a child and introduction to colorguard as a freshman at University High School. Erin is an alumnus of the Company Colourguard, Ancient City Ensemble Winterguard and the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps. As an educator she had the honor of serving as an instructor for Orange Park Anastasia, St. Augustine High School Coast One, Lake Mary High School, Paradigm and The Knights. Most recently, Erin served as the director of two time WGI Gold Medalist & World Class Finalist Freedom High School (2005-2012). Currently, Erin serves as an adjudicator and a member of the Board Of Directors for the FFCC (Florida Federation of Colorguards) and many other competitive circuits across the nation.
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Jackie Campbell

Captions: WGI - Equipment, Movement

Location: Camillus, NY

Jackie Campbell
Jackie Campbell has been an adjudicator for the New York Federation of Contest Judges and WGI since 1991, specializing in movement and equipment. She also adjudicates for several other organizations including DCI and USBands. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and received her masters degree in education from SUNY Oswego. She was inducted into the Mid-York Colorguard Hall of Fame in 2018. Her teaching experience includes coordinating the West Genesee High School Colorguard from 1984 through 1999 and from 2010-2013 as well as working with several other color guards in the Upstate New York area. Her performing experience includes marching with the West Genesee High School Marching Band, the Syracuse University Marching Band in the dance ensemble and was the Orange Girl (feature twirler), the Rochester Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Santa Clara Vanguard. Currently, Jackie is a middle school science and English teacher in the Baldwinsville School District in Central New York.
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Shirl Chumley

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Aurora, CO

Shirl Chumley
Shirl Chumley has been involved in color guard, marching band, and drum corps pageantry arts, either through marching, instructing or adjudicating since she was a freshman in high school. We won’t say how long ago those high school years were, but suffice it to say that she has been involved in the pageantry arts for 30+ years. Shirl has judged winter guard, drum corps, and marching band competitions across the country. She lived in Parker, Colorado, where she taught high school English in the Douglas County School District for 18 years before joining the international school teaching ranks. She spent two years opening and teaching in an international boarding school on Jeju Island, South Korea, and she lived for three years in Wassenaar, The Netherlands, where she taught high school English at The American School of The Hague and judged for Color Guard Nederlands. In the summer of 2016, Shirl returned to Colorado and has continued to judge the visual and color guard captions in marching, winter, and summer seasons across the country.
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William Chumley

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis, General Effect

Location: Littleton, CO

William Chumley
 As a marching member, instructor, consultant, judge, and color guard director, William Chumley has committed over 38 years to the pageantry arts, where his various roles have included: serving on the Board of Directors for the Rocky Mountain Color Guard Association for 20 yearsjudging worldwide for Drum Corps United Kingdom, Drum Corps Japan, Color Guard Netherlands, Winter Guard International, Bands of America, and Drum Corps International for over 28 yearsand training, mentoring, and scheduling judges as president of the Rocky Mountain Judges' Association. William trains judges and instructors around the world. As a color guard director and instructor, William has created World Championship teams, established fully functioning non-profit arts organizations, and has consulted and taught in both high school and independent settings. His passion for success along with creating a collaborative environment are trademarks. William is caption manager for Design Analysis and General Effect.
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Jaycee Clarke-Bentley

Captions: WGI - Movement

Location: South Jordan, Ut

Jaycee Clarke-Bentley
Jaycee Clarke-Bentley has been involved in the pageantry arts as a performer, director, choreographer and adjudicator for over thirty years. During that time her training came from such WGI greats as Stanley Knaub, Scott Chandler and Karl Lowe. She has performed with The 1998 WGI gold medalist Blue Devils Winterguard, EveryBody Winterguard, Fantasia, The Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corp, The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corp, and as a cast member of BLAST! She has taught with many high schools on the west coast and spent a decade with Mt. Carmel High School. Under her direction they were a 2 time WGI finalist and the 2008 WGI Scholastic A Silver Medalist. Jaycee is current board member for the Utah Colorguard Circuit serving as the Judges Liaison. Her current Winterguard circuits affiliation including UCGC, WGASC, NWPA, TCGC, IHSCGA, MCCGA and CWEA. Originally from Vancouver WA, she graduated from California State University of San Marcos, and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in San Diego. She is a board certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist for Intermountain Healthcare system. Following graduation she has been working for the past eight years on the Blue Devils Health and Wellness Team. Currently Jaycee works with the Ballet West Dance Company as the primary physical therapist. She resides in Salt Lake City with her husband Stephen, handsome son Jackson and the family puppy, Baxter.
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Christine Clayton

Captions: WGI - General Effect, Movement

Location: Portland, OR

Christine Clayton
Christine Clayton Fisher has settled in Portland OR after stints in Clearwater FL, Nashville TN, and Southern California. She spent her college years as a color guard performer with the University of Southern California and the Sacramento Freelancers Drum and Bugle Corps, then spent 15 years teaching high school and college color guard in the Los Angeles area including Granada Hills Charter High School and USC. After moving to Nashville in 2005 her primary pageantry focus moved to judging while still keeping her hand in instructing as a clinician and writer for groups in Tennessee, Alabama, Texas and Oregon.  During the fall Christine is a Visual judge for marching band circuits across the country and in the winter adjudicates General Effect and Movement. In the past Christine has served as the Director of Education for the Winter Guard Association of Southern California, the Judges Liaison for the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit and the Movement Caption Manager for WGI. She currently holds the positions of Judges Liaison for the NWAPA, Judges Coordinator for CWEA, Color Guard Judge Coordinator for WGASC and Travel Manager for Blue Devils Performing Arts.  Christine holds her B.S. in Business Management and her MBA in Human Resources from the University of Phoenix and in all her spare time is the Director of Medicaid Provider Data Operations for Aetna Health Care.
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Curtis Costanza

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Vancouver, WA

Curtis Costanza
Curtis Costanza is currently the chief judge for WGI, he resides in Vancouver, Washington. He has extensive judging experience with Drum Corps International, Winter Guard International, Bands of America, Winter Guard Association of Southern California, Florida Federation Color Guard Circuit, and is the current judges coordinator for the North West Association for Performing Arts. Internationally, he has judged in Japan, The Netherlands and England. Previously he has served as an equipment facilitator for WGI and was on staff of the San Jose Raiders and Northern Lights world color guards.
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Swaga Deb

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Swaga Deb
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Swaga first started participating in marching band and pageantry activity in Junior High. Swaga continued performing through high school and into college where marched in the Concord Blue Devils World Winterguard as well as their Drum and Bugle Corp. After Swaga stopped performing with the Blue Devils, he went on to teach various guards around the country including: Homestead High School, Esperanza De Luz Winterguard/Drum Corp, Rancho Bernardo High School, Emanon Ind. Winterguard, Belmont High School, as well as many others. Currently Swaga judges for various marching band/pageantry circuits around the country. When not participating in pageantry activities Swaga is an executive producer for various cable network shows. He's worked for multiple networks including Bravo, Netflix, WE, OWN, Lifetime, Logo, TLC, Sundance Channel, and E! Entertainment.
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Izzy Delgado

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Parlin, NJ

Izzy Delgado
Izzy Delgado is from New Jersey and has been involved in the marching arts for over 25 years. He has been a visual adjudicator since 2003, and has also served as a visual designer, instructor, and clinician. Izzy has worked for several circuits in all genres of the marching arts such as DCA, MAIN, KIDA, MAPS, USBANDS, MMBA, MAC, & Cavalcade of Bands. He has had the honor to serve on several championship judging panels. Izzy has also worked in the administrative aspect of the activity, having previously served on the MAIN Executive Board as chairperson of the task force in charge of unit classification where he was instrumental in revamping the circuit's class system. Izzy is active as a visual designer for several award winning programs in the northeast region. He has been the drill designer for the Elizabeth HS Marching Band who are multiple time Bands of America Regional Finalists and New Jersey State Champions. He has also served as visual designer for the Fusion Drum & Bugle Corps and the White Sabers Drum & Bugle Corps, helping both win DCA Class A championships. Izzy currently lives in Parlin, NJ with his wife Elyse and young daughter Taylor. He is a licensed New Jersey Property & Casualty Insurance Producer and currently serves as an Assistant Sales Manager with AAA Northeast Insurance Agency.
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Jason Derting

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Jason Derting
Jason has been involved with winterguard and marching band since 1995.  Jason began judging for WGI in 2017 and has been adjudicating winterguard since 2006 with the Atlantic Indoor Association and other circuits across the United States. Jason is currently the Chief Judge /Judge Coordinator for The Atlantic Indoor Association covering Virginia and Eastern North Carolina. He is very active judging all visual captions in the fall for The Virginia Marching Band Cooperative and other marching band contests across the country. His marching experience included Chimeras Independent World and Infiniti winterguard.  As a member of Infiniti winterguard, he won a gold medal in IA class in 2000 and multiyear WGI finalist.  He is thankful for  teaching Fred J. Miller clinics during the summers in 2002-2004.  He has experience working with various colorguard programs in Virginia and Tennessee.  Jason resides in Fredericksburg, VA with his wife and 2 daughters. Jason has a long career as a Physical Therapist Assistant, currently is a Clinical Rehab Liaison with Encompass Health.
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Christine Dillon

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Dunedin, FL

Christine Dillon
Christine Dillon - from Dunedin, Florida Mrs. Dillon holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and a MA in Cross Cultural Studies & Education. She has been involved in the Marching Arts activity since 1981 as a performer, instructor, designer and adjudicator. Currently, Mrs. Dillon is an Adjudicator for DCI (Drum Corps International), WGI (Winter Guard International), WGASC (Winter Guard Association of Southern California), FFCC (Florida Federation of Color Guards), IHSCGA (Indiana High School Color Guard Association) TCGA (Texas Color Guard Association) and several other competitive circuits throughout the United States. As an administrator, she was Education Director of WGASC for the past 8 years and was responsible for color guard classification, as well as instructor certification and education for over 350 color guards in Southern California. She also serves on the advisory board for Colorguardeducators.com, and has written numerous instructional articles for the website. Finally, you can read Mrs. Dillon’s performer-education articles in every publication of Halftime Magazine where she has authored the “Guard” byline from 2011-2017.
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John Fisher

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Bellevue, WA

John Fisher
John Fisher, Seattle, WA John has been involved in the Pageantry Arts in one form or another for over 35 years. John has performed with several drum and bugle corps including the 27th Lancers, the Madison Scouts, Harrisburg Westshoremen, and Reading Buccaneers and was on staff, in 1990 with the Troopers Drum Corp based out of Casper, Wyo. Mr. Fisher also has instructed and designed for many high school units throughout the United States. Mr. Fisher currently serves as an equipment judge for Winter Guard International (WGI) and a visual judge for Bands of America (BOA). He also adjudicates for the Northwest Pageantry Association, Northwest Association for the Performing Arts, and many other judging circuits throughout the United States. Mr. Fisher is an accountant originally from Pennsylvania.
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Sam Gervaise

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Syracuse, NY

Sam Gervaise
Sam Gervaise has enjoyed more than 20 years of experience in the pagaentry arts as a performer, instructor, and adjudicator. In addition to marching with the Rochester Patriots, he has extensive teaching experience which began in 1995 with Central Square High School. More recently, Sam has served for over 10 years as colorguard caption head and instructor for the New York State Champion West Genesee Marching Band. A member of the New York Federation of Contest Judges, he has been judging since 2002. Professionally, Sam chairs the Science Department at West Genesee High School, where he has been teaching for 24 years. He lives in Syracuse, NY. Primary Affiliation: West Genesee High School, New York (SA)
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Kelsey Gleason

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: McKinney, TX

Kelsey Gleason
Kelsey Gleason has been involved in the marching arts since 1994. She was a performer for many years with The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps, The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps and Nolan Winter Guard. She has instructed and designed in the activity for the past 18 years at many top programs in Texas including Marcus High School and Spring High School. She has also lent her instructional talents to multiple drum corps for more than a decade. Her home circuit is the North Texas Color Guard Association and she also adjudicates in many other local circuits throughout the country. Kelsey currently lives in McKinney, Texas with her three dogs Brodix, Tori and Alfie and owns Educated Bookkeeping, a bookkeeping and tax services firm serving small businesses.
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James Goodrich

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Ashland, Or

James Goodrich
Originally from Southern California but now living in Ashland, Oregon. James started out in the pageantry world as a Trombone player in his high school marching band then marched euphonium with the Velvet Knights Drum Corps. He began his color guard career with the Axxis Winterguard in Southern California and was able to age out as a member of the Blue Devils Drum Corps Colorguard. After that, James continued performing for the next 8 years with the Walt Disney Company as a dancer in shows and parades. In 2012, he was inducted into the Winter Guard Association of Southern California Hall of Fame. James worked with several Colorguards in the southern California area for over 17 years. James currently works as a Costume Project Manager at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Arts from Cal State Long Beach
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Jeff Hargis

Captions: WGI - Movement

Location: Commerce City, CO

Jeff Hargis
Jeff has been involved with the marching band and color guard activities since 2006 as a performer, technician, choreographer, designer, director, clinician, and adjudicator. He began judging Colorado winter guards in 2015 and has since expanded to other activities and states. Jeff is passionate about teaching and mentoring young students and instructors; especially helping students continue their involvement in the marching arts after high school through opportunities such as drum corps, instruction, and independent winter guard. Jeff recently completed his Master’s in School Counseling and works as a high school counselor in Colorado.
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Alice Hays

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Alice Hays
Alice has participated in competitive music activities since 1987. She received the bulk of her experience with the Southern California Velvet Knights Drum and Bugle Corps in the late '80s early '90s although she also had valuable experiences with The Musketeers and Anozira-both from Arizona. While she began her journey in the percussion section, she ultimately transitioned into winter guard and color guard was fortunate enough to teach a number of color guards in Arizona, as well as the Colts color guard. As the founding president of the Winter Guard Assocation of Arizona, she saw a need for judges while the circuit was in its infant stages.  She, along with other founding board members, brought in multiple experts to train  judges, and her own judging knowledge and experience grew along with the circuit. 2020 will be Alice's fourth year of judging for WGI. Alice recently began a new career as an Assistant Professor of Education at California State University Bakersfield. She is passionate about literacy and education and feels that the qualities forwarded by WGI positively contribute to these ideals.
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Douglas Henderson

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Frisco, TX

Douglas Henderson
Doug Henderson has worked as an instructor, designer, and adjudicator with several years experience in the competitive pageantry activity. He received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science/Economics from Tougaloo College and a Masters of Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi. Doug has performed with a variety of performing ensembles including Florewood Winterguard, Final Analysis Winterguard, and the colorguard of the SkyRyders Drum and Bugle Corps.
He has taught colorguard for several years throughout the United States and served as a clinician for various associations. His career as an adjudicator spans several years and with several organizations including the Texas Color Guard Circuit where he serves as Vice President of Adjudication and Winter Guard International. He currently resides in Frisco, TX, where he is Vice President of Talent Development at the Raytheon Company. 
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Michael Higbe

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis, General Effect

Location: Orange Park, FL

Michael Higbe
For over 30 years, Michael Higbe has been involved in the marching band as a performer, instructor, drill designer, and judge. His credits include the halftime shows for the Gator, Champs, and Russell Athletic Bowls. He worked for twenty-two years as the guard caption head at Orange Park High School WGI SA silver medalist and Open Class finalist. He also taught Fletcher HS WGI SA Gold Medalist, Ancient City Ensemble WGI IA Silver Medalist, and St. Augustine Coast One. Currently, Mike is the director for Fleming Island High School Color Guard, the current WGI SA Champion. It that position he is responsible for the daily operations of the guard including the direction of the training and development of the team. For many years, Mr. Higbe served the Florida Bandmasters Association as an adjudicator, a member of the Adjudication Committee and as Chairman of the Twirling and Auxiliary Committee. Mr. Higbe has been a WGI Judge for thirteen years, an adjudicator for over twenty years in the FFCC, and served seven years as it’s Chief Judge. Michael Higbe has been on the board of the FFCC since 1989 and is currently President. He is also a member of the FFCC Hall of Fame. Mr. Higbe received his degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville with an emphasis in ceramics. He currently has a private studio and is a ceramic artist in residence at Wild Ginger Studios in Green Cove Springs, Florida. His work was exhibited in the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Emerging Student Artist. His work can be found in galleries throughout the Jacksonville area. He currently resides in Orange Park, Florida with his wife of 32 years, Julia.
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Timothy Hudnall

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Knoxville, TN

Timothy Hudnall
Tim Hudnall is a graduate of Western Kentucky University were he received a B.S. in Biology/Chemistry , a M.S.degree in Public Health. He was a member of the “Big Red Marching Band” as a trumpet and color guard performer and a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity. Mr.Hudnall has 42+ years experience in visual design, colorguard instruction/design and marching band/winterguard programming. Tim’s marching band adjudication includes contest across the country and is a current adjudicator for WGI,BOA, and DCI. With a varied teaching past, Tim has been the director and/or consultant for several programs in Kentucky, Florida, and Tennessee. His groups have been finalist at WGI regionals, semi-finalist at WGI World Championships, and medalists in the FFCG, SCGC, CIPA, and ETPAA colorguard circuits. His marching bands clients have been involved in various local, state, and national competitions and BOA Regional Finalist . Currently, Tim resides in Knoxville, Tennessee where he works as a Physician Assistant at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Primary Affiliation - Hardin Valley Academy, Tennessee (SA)
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Ira Jenkins

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Clarkston, GA

Ira Jenkins
Ira Jenkins is currently the director of bands at Decatur High School in Georgia. Mr. Jenkins completed his undergraduate degree in music education at Florida A&M University and Georgia State University. He holds a masters degree in educational leadership from Kennesaw State University, an educational specialist degree in music education from the University of Georgia, and is ABD (music education) at Georgia State University. He has served as an assistant marching band director, visual caption head, color guard caption head, and directed/instructed numerous scholastic and independent winter guard programs on the east coast. Teams he has worked with have been circuit medalists as well as WGI Regional and World Championship finalists. Since 2002 Ira has been an adjudicator for numerous marching band/winter guard circuits, and he is currently an adjudicator for Drum Corps International and Bands of America.
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Jen Karp

Captions: WGI - Equipment, T&P

Location: Orlando, FL

Jen Karp
Jen Karp currently resides in Orlando, FL with her 17-year old son and works at University High School as a Staffing Specialist and Gifted Coordinator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education K-12 from the University of Central Florida with an additional certification in Exceptional Student Education and a Reading Endorsement. She has been a part of the pageantry arts as a performer, instructor, and adjudicator for over 25 years. Past marching experience includes the UCF Marching Knights, Suncoast Sound, Spirit of Atlanta, and the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. In 2010, she started her judging career and continues to be an adjudicator for the fall and winter season in many competitive circuits across the country. Jen is a member of the Board of Directors for the FFCC, Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit and serves as the Vice President, Director of Operations.
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Brian Kenny

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Holmes, PA

Brian Kenny
A current resident of Holmes, Pennsylvania, Brian has been involved in the marching arts for over 20 years. Brian's performance portfolio includes teams from all over the east coast such as Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corp, Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corp, Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corp, Pegasus Winterguard, Innuendo Winterguard, Alter Ego Winterguard, and the Black Watch Winterguard. Brian’s range of teaching experiences are as vast as his performance history. Programs include many Tri-State area High School teams from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland along with independent groups such as Alter Ego, Black Watch and the Reading Buccaneers. Brian has been involved in the judging community for a variety of circuits throughout the United States. Throughout his judging career, Brian has served in several leadership roles in education and caption facilitation. Brian holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Arts Administration and Education from Wagner College and a Masters of Education in Organizational Management and Adult Learning from Montclair State University. Brian's career outside of the marching arts is in Higher Education, where he has worked in Enrollment Management and Student Affairs for over 20 years.
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Eric Kitchenman

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Lansdale, PA

Eric Kitchenman
 Eric has been involved with pageantry his entire life. He began at age five when his father directed a drum and bugle corps in 1964. In 1980 his career began in the movement arts as a marching technician and indoor guard instructor for North Penn H.S. In 1981 he began his designing career by stepping up and writing the indoor color guard program and later the percussion program. In 1982 and 1983 he was a visual technician for the Westshoremen Senior drum and bugle corps. His first drum corps effort in drill writing was with The Conquest Alliance from Brighouse in the United Kingdom and he played a part in leading the corps to their first championship in 1986. Eric’s first U.S. drum corps design effort was in returning to his alumnus the Crossmen and designing programs in 1987 through 1991, 1996 and 1997, staff coordinator in 1998 and finally the program coordinator and assistant director for the Crossmen in 2004. In addition he was the drill designer for the Velvet Knights in 1992 and 1993, the Skyliners in 1994 and 1995, the Spirit of Atlanta in 1999 and visual coordinator for the Bluecoats in 2001 and then designer in 2002. In 2000 he was hired to design the Buccaneers senior corps program where he remained until 2004. In 2006 and 2007 he returned to be the visual coordinator and designer for the Reading Buccaneers in which they achieved two undefeated seasons. In 2007 and 2008 Eric was the Associate Program Coordinator for the Cadets. In 2013 and 2014 Eric was the Program Coordinator and Staff Coordinator for the Boston Crusaders. Eric’s marching band experience started in 1978 as a marching technician for Upper Dublin H.S. After two years he was hired at North Penn H.S., first a technician and then visual coordinator and designer where he has remained for 37 years. He was director and designer of the North Penn Visual Ensemble from 1980 - 1991. In 1989 North Penn HS achieved a Gold Medal in Scholastic A competition at WGI Finals. Over the years he has designed field shows for numerous high school across the United States, and continues to do so as an independent contractor.  In addition Eric is very active in student leader programs throughout the country. He has designed for Indoor Color Guard and Indoor Percussion programs since the early 80’s. He also consults with a variety of teams regarding design and planning. Since 1993 on winter weekends he has worked as an adjudicator for WGI, where he presently continues to serve. Eric is a proud member of the Crossmen, Buccaneer, Keystone Indoor Drill Association and Cavalcade of Bands Halls of Fame. He is currently employed at USBands. Finally Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in History with an emphasis in education from Gwynedd-Mercy University. 
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Paul Lampkin

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis, General Effect

Location: Sanborn, NY

Paul Lampkin
 Paul Lampkin began judging in 1977 for the NY-Penn Judging Association. NY-Penn was amalgamated into the New York Federation of Contest Judges in 1979 and he became a member of the Federation at that time. He served as Color Guard Caption Head for the Federation in the early 90’s and its Vice President from 2002 –2004. He first adjudicated for WGI in 1980 and has been associated with them since that date. Has served on the WGI Task Force for over 15 years including 3 as Task Force Coordinator. Mr. Lampkin has also adjudicated for DCE, DCI, WGI Friendship Cup and many regional and national marching band events including state championship events in New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Oklahoma and Oregon. In his professional life Mr. Lampkin is the vice president of an industrial supply company. He was a history major at Niagara University and is married with 2 children.
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Tim Landess

Captions: WGI - Equipment, Movement

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Tim Landess
Tim Landess began his judging career in 2003 and became a WGI judge in 2007. He is a member of the Florida Federaton of Judges. Since 2003 he has judged winter guard and marching band contests throughout the country. He is often contacted for state and regional championship events and also judges for Bands Of America. Tim served as a Visual Designer/Color Guard Director for winter guards and marching bands across Indiana for nearly two decades. His units were perennial state and national marching band finalists in the Indiana State School Music Association and Bands of America Regional and Grand Nationals competitions. In winter guard he has produced WGI finalists and Indiana High School Color Guard Association finalists and champions. Among the many schools he was worked for are: Lawrence North High School, Guard Director/Visual Caption Head, Lawrence Central High School Guard Director/Visual Assistant, Yorktown High School Guard Director and Taylor High School, Guard Technician. As a performer he marched with the DCI finalist 1989 Madison Scouts and the 1988 Bluecoats. Tim is the founder, president and CEO of Advantage Billing & Consultants, Inc. This cost report/billing company, geared towards long term care facilities, currently employs 9 staff members and maintains national clients. He is a sought after lecturer and trainer in this field and frequently works with facilities and their staff members across the U.S.
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Phil Madden

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis, General Effect

Location: Tigard, OR

Phil Madden
 Phil Madden  Phil Madden resides in Portland, Oregon and is a design architect specializing in aviation, military and educational design. Phil has been an instructor and an adjudicator for pageantry events for over thirty years. In the past he has served as the Chief Judge, World Class Administrator, General Effect and Ensemble Coordinator for WGI. He was the adjunct Chief Judge with Bands of America and also served for five years as the Visual Judging Coordinator for Drum Corps International. He is involved in teaching, planning and writing programs for college and high school marching bands, drum and bugle corps and winter guards.  Phil’s pageantry resume includes initiating the winter guard program for James Logan High School as well as many winter programs that include the Seattle Cascades, Seattle Buddhist Scouts and the East Allegheny Visual Ensemble. He has also served as the Visual Coordinator for the Capital Regiment, San Jose Raiders, Valley Fever and Seattle Cascades drum corps.  He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Architecture with a minor in Studio Arts and History from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic and State University.
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James Mahoney

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis, Equipment, General Effect

Location: Boston, MA

James Mahoney
James Mahoney attended his first drum corps contest, C.Y.O. Nationals in Boston, when he was 4 months old, and began his marching career at the age of five. A lifelong and dedicated participant in the activity, he performed with the 27th Lancers Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as Maine Attraction, Quasar and Odyssey winter guards. James worked in several design, consultation and instructional capacities for many winter guard units, including: Indio HS, Norwalk HS, Flanagan HS, Spring HS, 27th Lancers, Odyssey, Fantasia, St. Ann’s and Blessed Sacrament. He previously served several terms on WGI's Steering Committee, and was its Chief Judge. James resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Boston, Massachusetts and works in the information technology field.
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Meghan McCourt

Captions: WGI - General Effect, Movement

Location: New York, NY

Meghan McCourt
Meghan McCourt started dancing as a child and began color guard as a freshman in high school. She pursued studies in Dance Education and Human Resources Management at George Mason University and is an alumnus of Annandale High School, Dominion Winter Guard, and Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps. Meghan has experience designing and teaching with many winter guard and marching band programs at the high school and collegiate levels. She is an adjudicator with Drum Corps International and Bands of America. Meghan stays actively involved in performing arts and education as a Director of Human Resources with a cultural institution in Manhattan.
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Kyle Miller

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: las vegas, NV

Kyle Miller
 Like many, Kyle Miller's experience begins with high school performing arts. From that vital introduction, his love of the performing continued to grow while studying music at the University of Iowa and performing with the Star of Indiana Drum & Bugle Corps. Currently, he teaches, consults, designs, clinics, and adjudicates nationwide. He greatly values opportunities to work with WGI, DCI, BOA for over 20 years. He also serves as Judge Coordinator for Midwest Color Guard Circuit, and is fortunate to have added experience judging internationally, primarily Asia and Europe. Based in Las Vegas Nevada, he teaches English Language Arts, and advises the Forensics team. Moreover, he is inspired to creatively blend curriculum and performing arts.
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Brian Murphy

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: BOSTON, MA

Brian Murphy
Brian Murphy has been judging for WGI as an Design Analysis judge since the 2004 season. He brings a vast background of color guard experience to his judging. Brian was the designer for St. Ann’s Color Guard from 1991 thru 2015, during which time St. Ann’s garnered 11 WGI medals. Under Brian’s leadership, St. Ann’s became a role model for guards and proved that a guard can begin in the A class and be promoted through the ranks and then be able to compete at the highest level of competition in the World Class. In addition, the organization also created a model that brought A, Open, and World guards, all in a given year, to the WGI scene, and all of whom achieved success in their own right. Brian's home circuit is NESBA and he also judges in numerous other local circuits as time permits. Outside of the pageantry activities, Brian lives in Boston Massachusetts and works as a Business Transformation/IT specialist for the IBM Corporation.
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Hieu Nguyen

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis, Movement

Location: Brookline, MA

Hieu Nguyen
 Hieu Nguyen is originally from Danbury, CT. He first became involved in the marching arts as a tenor saxophone player in his high school marching band. From there, he began in the color guard activity by joining his high school winter guard and found a great love for the activity which continues till this day. Since then, Hieu has performed with many successful groups including: Alter Ego, St. John’s of Beverly, and St. Ann’s World Winterguards. He has also performed in DCI with the Cadets. Hieu began his extensive movement training at Boston University where he was a member of the dance theater group. He focused his training in ballet, modern, and hip hop movement. During law school, he expanded his training to contemporary movement and earned a role in the Anna Myer contemporary dance company from Cambridge, MA where he performed professionally for several years.  Hieu has shared his passion in the activity by teaching and choreographing for several successful units. Currently, Hieu is on staff at Shenendehowa High School as a choreographer where he has been since 2009 and also serves as a judge liaison for DCI's visual captions. Outside of the activity, Hieu is an Attorney running his own award winning law practice in Boston, MA specializing in family law and domestic violence prevention. Hieu remains committed to giving back to the community by volunteering at Greater Boston Legal Services for those in need. Hieu enjoys global traveling and is currently focused on his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. Primary Affiliation - Shenendehowa High School, New York (SO)
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Jennifer Oswald

Captions: WGI - Equipment, Movement

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Jennifer Oswald
Jennifer Oswald began her pageantry career in 1985 and through the years performed with The Kingsmen, Emerald Marquis and Escapade winterguards as well as The Velvet Knights, The Blue Devils and The Cadets of Bergen County Drum and Bugle Corps. She has worked with numerous high school colorguards and drum corps which include Mission Viejo High School, Centergrove High School, Pope High School, Pacific Crest, The Spirit of JSU and The Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. She has judged for her local winterguard circuit, the Winterguard Association of Southern California for several years.Outside her colorguard activities, Jennifer is an avid traveler and works as Vice President of Stage & Backlot Operations at NBCUniversal. Some of her biggest film and television projects include Will & Grace, Hairspray Live!, Sully, Dunkirk, Live by Night, The Good Place, Gone Girl, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Fast & Furious, The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, National Treasure 1 & 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2, 3 & 4, Inception & Transformers.Jennifer resides in Los Angeles with her husband Jarrod and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master's Degree in Liberal Studies from The University of Southern California.
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Gilles Ouellette

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Nashville, TN

Gilles Ouellette
Gilles Ouellette, Nashville, TN Gilles Ouellette is a freelance Visual Designer, Consultant and Adjudicator for the Performing Arts. He graduated with a degree in Computer science and dedicated several years in the corporate world before making “Marching and the Visual Arts” his main occupation. Gilles is a past assistant director for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps and past Visual Designer for the Glassmen in 2008-2009. Gilles is presently a Visual designer for the Spartans D&B Corps and the Spirit of Atlanta. His Winterguard journey start with the Victoriaville Phoenix followed by Sonnor, Sacred Heart CG, St John Beverly, Charlestown Townies, Blackwatch, Chimeras WG along other High School ensembles. Gilles resides in Nashville, TN. He is a member and active adjudicator for the Gulf Coast Judges Association (GCJA) , Winterguard International (WGI) and is the Color Guard, Judge and Contest Coordinator for the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit (SCGC).
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Damon Padilla

Captions: WGI - Equipment, General Effect

Location: Gainesville, GA

Damon Padilla
Damon Padilla has been involved in the marching arts for over 30 years. He began as a performer with both the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps and the Thunderbolts Winter Guard. He then moved on to teaching and designing with Chimeras Winter Guard. In his ten years with Chimeras, the guard quickly moved up the ranks from "A"to "Open"to "World"winning the Open Class World Championship and becoming a two-time WGI "Fan Favorite". His winter guard resume also includes numerous well known high school programs including Pomona H.S., John Overton H.S., Cypress Creek H.S., and Father Ryan H.S. Damon has also designed and choreographed for many drum and bugle corps over the years. These groups include the Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Knights, Phantom Regiment, Madison Scouts, and the Pride of Soka from Tokyo, Japan. In addition to his creative endeavors, Damon also enjoys serving as a clinician and judge. He has been a 5-time featured clinician at the annual BOA/Music for All Summer Symposium, leading both director and student sessions in visual design and rehearsal techniques. He also spent 10 years as the color guard director for Positive Performance Concepts, a camp/clinic he helped create and develop for students of smaller band programs in the Mid-South area. He currently judges for Winter Guard International, Drum Corps International, Bands of America, and USBands. Damon resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Outside of his work in the marching arts, he is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and the founder and owner of Rare Energy, his bodywork and holistic healing studio.
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Michael Pavlock

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Wellsville, NY

Michael Pavlock
 Mike Pavlock resides in the Western New York village of Wellsville. He has been a member of the New York Federation of Contest Judges for over 20 years and is currently serving as Vice President of the Organization. He is an active adjudicator with Winter Guard international in the General Effect caption. He has also judged competitions for many color guard and marching band circuits across the country.  He was instructor for many years with the Salamanca High School Band and Guard, Murder Inc. Winter Guard, and has consulted with several guards in the Bradford, Pennsylvania area. He has also marched with several Senior Drum Corps in Western New York and Pennsylvania. He currently serves as Technology Coordinator / Math and Computer Science Teacher at Scio Central School in Allegany County and is involved with many school organizations. Mr. Pavlock has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Houghton College and a Master of Science in Education degree from St. Bonaventure University. 
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Scott Pizani

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Henderson, Nevada, NV

Scott Pizani
Adjudicator for Winter Guard International 1998 - present, Drum Corps International 1996-2013, California Color Guard Circuit 1996-2021, Winter Guard Association of Southern California 2011 - present, Western Band Association 1996-present, US Bands 2022 - present. Color Guard Teaching History: James Logan High School Winter Guard, 1993-1995, James Logan High School Marching Band and Color Guard, 1992 - 1995, Alvarado Middle School Winter Guard, 1991-1992, 1996, 2008-2010, Cesar Chavez Middle School Winter Guard, 1997-2001, South Lafourche High School Marching Band, 2008 - present, South Lafourche High School Winter Guard, 2015 - present, Instructor for Marching Auxiliaries of America 1984-1991, Nicholls State University Marching Band 1984-1988, Dutch Boy Drum and Bugle Corps, Kitchner, Ontario, Canada - 1993, Opening Ceremonies for the World's Fair in Australia, 1988, numerous college bowl game half time productions, numerous private camps and clinics throughout the country.  Performing History Emerald Marquis Winter Color Guard, 1988, Nicholls State University, 1984-1989.  Educational Background: Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, California State University - East Bay, Bachelor's Degree in Education (Biology Major / Social Studies Minor) - Nicholls State University, Professional Clear California Administrative and Teaching Credentials. Retired Assistant Superintendent / Chief Academic Officer of the New Haven Unified School District in Union City, California. Currently reside in Henderson / Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Joshua Potter

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Matthews, NC

Joshua Potter
Joshua Potter is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a Bachelors of Music Education and East Carolina University where he earned a Masters in Wind Band Conducting. He has been involved in the pageantry arts for over 30 years as a performer, director, instructor, adjudicator, and designer. He is active as a visual designer and program coordinator for marching bands throughout North Carolina and along the east coast. Mr. Potter has had the fortune to adjudicate fall and winter pageantry events across the southeast, including state championship events in multiple states. He has served as a band director in the state of North Carolina for over 25 years, where has has also served on the state marching band committee for multiple terms, including serving as its chair.
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Kimberly Presley

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Grenada, MS

Kimberly Presley
A native of New Brighton, Minnesota, Kimberly has been involved in the pageantry arts for over 30 years. In the mid-90s, she performed with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps Color Guard. Since that time, she has enjoyed a prolific career as a designer, choreographer, teacher, clinician, and adjudicator.  Some of her design/teaching affiliations include: Irondale High School (2002 WGI SO Gold Medalists and 2003 WGI SW World Finalists), Minnesota Brass, Inc., and Grenada High School. Kim has been a member of the Gulf Coast Judges Association since 2009 and also serves as an adjudicator for Winter Guard International. During the day, she is a band director in the Grenada School District (Grenada, MS). There she serves as the director of the 7th grade band program, the visual designer and program coordinator of the marching band, and director of the middle and high school color guard programs. Kimberly is a member of the Mississippi Band Directors' Association and the Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters' Fraternity (Delta Chapter). She resides in Grenada, Mississippi with her husband, Joe, 16-year-old daughter, Abigail, and fur-babies, Coco. and goldendoodles, Ollie and Poppy.
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Warren Rickart

Captions: WGI - General Effect, Movement

Location: Washington, DC

Warren Rickart
Warren Rickart is a veteran adjudicator for WGI Sport of the Arts, adjudicating their color guard world championships and international and regional competitions since 1997. He has served as a member of the WGI Sport of the Arts Judge Administration team as manager for the equipment and movement captions, and judges for WGI in the General Effect and Movement captions. He also adjudicates for Drum Corps International and Bands of America at their regional and world championships levels. Mr. Rickart was elected in 2008 to the Hall of Honor for the Atlantic Indoor Association. He is the former chief judge of the Southern States Judges Association, education director for the Atlantic Indoor Association Adjudicators and has adjudicated for local winter guard circuits across the USA and internationally. He was a member of the Madison Scouts drum and bugle corps and Miller’s Blackhawks winter guard and has been visual caption head and color guard director for numerous award winning pageantry units across the country. Mr. Rickart resides in Washington, DC. and works in the media industry.
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Anthony Riederer

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Portland, OR

Anthony Riederer
Anthony (he/him) has been an enthusiastic fan of the pageantry arts from his early childhood. After a high school career as a percussionist, he redirected his energies toward color guard, spending multiple seasons with the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps and Northern Lights Winter Guard. For the past decade, Anthony has served as adjudicator for a number of marching band contests and winter guard circuits including Texas Color Guard Circuit, Mid-Continent Color Guard Association, NorthStar Circuit, Carolina Winter Ensemble Association, and the Winter Guard Association of Southern California. Outside of pageantry, Anthony holds a Master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Urban Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Historic Preservation and Community Planning. Currently, he is a Project Manager for the City of Hillsboro, Oregon, where he oversees the Community Development Code. In this role he seeks to work with stakeholders to support predictable development outcomes which drive forward Hillsboro's values of being a welcoming, well-designed, sustainable, and business-friendly community. Primary Affiliations - Century High School, Oregon (SA); Cascadia Winterguard, Oregon (IA)
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Grady Robertson

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Parkville, MO

Grady Robertson
Grady has been judging nationally both marching band and winter guard for many years. He currently judges for Winter Guard International in the General Effect caption. Grady is a member of the Texas Color Guard Circuit Judge Association where he served as their Coordinator for 11 years. He was a member of the University of Texas Longhorn Band and the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. He has been a visual designer for bands, winter guards and drum lines in Texas. Grady graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and currently resides in Parkville, MO where he is a national operations manager for Exela Technologies.
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Sal Salas

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: McFarland, WI

Sal Salas
Sal's career in the Pageantry Arts has spanned over many years, and has not only been diverse, but extremely successful in all areas. Serving as everything from instructor to designer to director to judge, Sal's commitment to youth and excellence has seen no bounds. Highlights of his pageantry resume include his past position as the Executive Director of the Madison Scouts, his involvement as a judge for Winter Guard International since 2004 (as well as various circuits throughout Wisconsin, California, Ohio, Florida, Missouri, Texas and Illinois), marching band judge, and his role as the founder and director of the five time Winter Guard International Gold Medalist 'The State Street Review'. Sal's honors include his being named the 2005 Drum Corps International Director of the Year, being a recipient of the prestigious WGI Hall of Fame Award in 1993, 1989 inducted into the Midwest Color Guard Circuit Hall of Fame, 2009 inducted into the WGASC Hall of Fame and in 2019 inducted into the Spirit of Atlanta Hall of Fame. Sal also was the drill/visual designer for the Spirit of Atlanta from 1983-1990. He was the color guard designer for the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from 1993-1995 and program coordinator for the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from 1996-2002 and 2007-2012, Director/Executive Director of the Madison Scouts from 2003-2006. Sal most recently taught the Gold Medalist Juxtaposition Winter Guard in 2016, 2010-2012 and 2015-17, Black Watch (2010-2014), Mechanicsburg High School Open WGI Champions (2011-2016), Program consultant for the Seven Lakes HS Band and designer for the Winter Guard, Clovis HS Band, Clovis, NM (2015), Elkins HS Winter Guard (2015-2016), Black Gold World Winter Guard (Design Consultant), Black Gold A Winter Guard (Designer), Black Gold Open Winter Guard 2016-17, Redemption Winter Guard (Designer), Chino High School (2018), and Dobie High School (Design consultant). Sal was also a design consultant for Prospect HS Marching Band, Prospect, IL (2014-2016). Sal was the Color Guard Coordinator/Artistic Director and a member of the Design Team for the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps (2013-2016). Member of Design Team with the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, of Allentown, PA (2017) and Program Coordinator/Artistic Director with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, of Atlanta, GA (2017-present). Primary Affiliation - Redemption, Texas (IO)
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Robby Saner

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Atlanta, GA

Robby Saner
Robby Saner (he/him) has been an avid pageantry fanatic since he first laid eyes on the activity. Robby's interest in color guard was ignited while attending his older sibling’s marching band competitions. He quickly fell in love with the mesmerizing blend of dance, equipment manipulation, and theatrical storytelling. Since then, he developed an insatiable curiosity for the activity that still resonates with him today. Robby joined his high school winter guard in 2004 and performed with various A, Open, and World units each year throughout his performing career which ended in 2013. Immediately after, Robby began judging the equipment caption with various color guard circuits across the United States, primarily with the Gulf Coast Judges Association, and has been doing so each year since. In his professional life, Robby is a Vice President at a global asset management firm. He is an active member in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America where his husband serves as Bishop of the Southeastern Synod. In his spare time, Robby enjoys baking, gardening, traveling, and his mostly adorable french bulldog.
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Tom Slaughter

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: New Port Richey, FL

Tom Slaughter
 Tom Slaughter has been involved in the pageantry activity for 41 years as a performer, designer, instructor, and judge. Beginning his 18th season as a WGI adjudicator, Tom is also the Chief Judge of the Florida Federation of Judges Association, which schedules and administrates color guard, percussion and winds judges for the Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit. In his past, Tom performed as a member of the Suncoast Sound Drum and Bugle Corps, and then went on to design and administrate the visual program at Largo High School in Largo, Florida for 17 years, winning 2 State of Florida Class Championships (1998 and 2000). Tom spent 3 seasons (2009, 2010, 2011) as the Visual Caption Head and Staff Coordinator for the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps out of Jacksonville, Florida and then was a member of the visual staff for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps during 2012. Currently Tom volunteers his time as a Designer and Consultant for the marching bands at Sunlake High School in Land O' Lakes, FL and J.W. Mitchell High School in Trinity, FL. During the week, Tom teaches Algebra Honors and Geometry Honors at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Tampa, Florida. His wife of 30 years, Rene' (a former high school Guard Captain), is a Registered Nurse working in Clearwater, Florida. His oldest son, Brandon (28) is the Director of Bands at Sunlake High School in Land O' Lakes, FL. His youngest son, Ryan (24) is a Social Studies educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tom currently resides in New Port Richey, FL which is a suburb of Tampa. Primary Affiliations - Sunlake High School, Florida (SW); JW Mitchell HS, Florida (SA)
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Robert Solomon

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Lake Balboa, CA

Robert Solomon
Robert Solomon has been involved in the marching arts since 1979. He played trumpet and was drum major at El Camino Real HS in Woodland Hills, CA. Robert continued to perform as a member of the color guard for the Velvet Knights Drum & Bugle Corps and at California State University, Northridge. He then turned to instructing and has designed for several top programs in Southern California, and continues today. He has been judging since 1996 and is an adjudicator for Winter Guard International, Drum Corps International, Bands of America, and various state and local associations. Robert is a banker and lives in Los Angeles, CA. Primary Affiliation - Icon Winterguard, California (IW)
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Brandon Spidel

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Brandon Spidel
Brandon has been part of the pageantry arts since 1989. He has served as a performer, instructor, clinician, and designer. Brandon serves as an adjudicator for Winter Guard International, Drum Corps International, Bands of America, and various color guard and marching band circuits around the country. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Music Education from Indiana State University and has been a band director in the state of Indiana since 1998.
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Jeffrey Stewart

Captions: WGI - Movement

Location: Providence, RI

Jeffrey Stewart
 Jeff Stewart has been designing, teaching and judging in the marching band, drum corps and color guard activities for over 30 years. He has worked with various high school bands and color guards in Massachusetts and has judged for WGI, DCI, DCA and various local circuits.  Jeff lives in Providence, Rhode Island where he recently retired, after 30 years working at Citizens Bank.
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Michael Stone

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis, General Effect

Location: West Hills, CA

Michael Stone
 Bio Michael Stone has been involved with music and the pageantry arts since 1984. At San Diego State University, Michael was a music education major. 2018 will be his 21st year as a pageantry adjudicator. Michael is proud to be affiliated with WGI, DCI BOA, WGASC, MBOS and and many other pageantry organizations across the country. Michael is also credited with the development of the Marching Band Open Series (MBOS) contests held in California and Nevada. Michael is the Director of Personnel for the Winter Guard Association of Southern California where he also serves as the Judge Coordinator. Recently Michael has been added to the Visual Judge Liaison team for Drum Corps International.
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Jim Sturgeon

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Henderson, NV

Jim Sturgeon
Jim Sturgeon has over 25 years experience in the pageantry arts. He serves as an adjudicator for Drum Corps International, Bands of America, Winter Guard International, Gulf Coast Judges Association, Florida Federation of Color Guard, and various marching band and color guard circuits.  Jim was a member of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps and Pride of Cincinnati Winter Guard.  He has served as a designer/clinician for the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps as well as for several high school band and color guard programs throughout the country.  Outside of the pageantry arts, Jim possesses a BSBA and an MBA in business from the University of Louisville. He has spent 27 years in the human resources field.  Currently, Jim is the Vice President of People Services for HealthCare Partners Nevada, an Intermountain Health Care Company. Jim is married and resides in Henderson, NV.

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Michael Thompson

Captions: WGI - Movement

Location: West New York, NJ

Michael Thompson
Michael has been a WGI judge for 15 years. He is an experienced designer and choreographer for numerous Marching Arts, field, and indoor programs at all levels for over 35 years. After 4 years of Marching Winter Guard and Drum Corp, Michael had the opportunity to present Jazz and Hip Hop Master classes in Japan and Italy. Michael is also a judge for DCI and holds a Master’s in Accounting and Finance.
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Michael Turner

Captions: WGI - General Effect, Movement

Location: San Francisco, CA

Michael Turner
Michael Turner, San Francisco, CA Mr. Michael Turner began his career in the pageantry arts as a member of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. Trained in ballet, jazz and modern dance, Michael was one of the early color guard pioneers to introduce dance and movement to the marching arena. While in Madison, Mr. Turner performed with Kanopy Dance Theatre, PresenTense, Children’s Theatre of Madison, Madison Opera, and Ballet Madison. With such a diversified background, Michael developed an artistically strong and original teaching style. For 18 years, Michael worked with the two-time World Champion Madison Scouts, serving as Color Guard Choreographer and Visual Coordinator. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Turner served as Dance Master and Choreographer for the six-time World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. Mr. Turner has judged for Winter Guard International (WGI), Bands of America (BOA), and Drum Corps International (DCI), and continues freelance judging for marching bands, drum corps, and color guard throughout the world.
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Brian Ward

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Portland, OR

Brian Ward
Brian grew up in Philadelphia, PA and now calls Portland, OR home. He has built his career as a people manager by day and as a marching arts adjudicator on the weekends. As an adjudicator Brian is affiliated with WGI, Western Bands Association, WGASC and the NWAPA circuit. His teaching and adjudication experience spans 23 years in all levels of performance, and is a proud alumni of Alter Ego, The Patriots, The Black Watch and Carolina Crown.
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Ted Wemhoff

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Frisco, TX

Ted Wemhoff
Ted has been involved in the pageantry arts through the years as a designer, instructor, performer, administrator and adjudicator. He began his pageantry career in 1982 at the age of 12 marching with River City Railmen Drum and Bugle Corps from Omaha, NE. His other performance experiences include the Sky Ryders Drum and Bugle Corps of Hutchinson, KS and Contempo WInterguard from Dallas, TX Ted along with his wife were directors of the Frisco HS color guard from 1995-2003 and served on the executive board of the North Texas Colorguard Association from 1997-2003. He most recently worked as a visual design consultant for the Wakeland HS Band from Frisco,TX, a 5-time BOA Regional fInalist, BOA Super Regional fInalist and 5 time Texas UIL State Marching Band finalist, the Wakeland HS Winter Guard a 2016 WGI Scholastic Open fInalist as well as the Coppell HS WInter Guard. Ted began judging winter guard and band in 2002 and judging for Winter Guard International (WGI) in 2004, for Drum Corps International (DCI) in 2015 and for Bands of America (BOA) in 2022. He has judged throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Japan. Outside of the pageantry arts Ted is the Director of Digital Product Development for Biote medical services. Ted and his wife Melinda live in Frisco, TX
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Dale White

Captions: WGI - General Effect, Movement

Location: Dayton, OH

Dale White
Dale White, Dayton, Ohio, is a General Effect judge for WGI and has served continuously for numerous years. As a National Champion baton twirler, Dale studied with WGI Hall of Fame member, Fred Miller, and was a member of the Miller's Blackhawks Musical Corps. Locally, he is a member of the Ohio Music Educators Association. In addition to his WGI participation, Dale is actively involved with coaching and judging baton twirling, an activity that has taken him to some 25 countries. Under the structure of the United States Twirling Association and the World Baton Twirling Federation, he serves as the Judges Representative for the USA.
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Travis Wingate

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Toronto, On

Travis Wingate
Travis is a native of Valdosta, GA and has been involved in the pageantry arts for over 20 years. While attending Valdosta State University, where he earned a Bachelors of Business Administration degree and a minor in Music, he was a member of the Northgate Independent Winter Guard from Atlanta, GA. Currently, Travis is a visual judge for WGI, DCI, BOA and numerous local circuits throughout the country. In addition to being a working judge, Travis has designed for numerous programs throughout the country, including for the Lowndes High School Winter Guard Programs (2016 and 2017 WGI Scholastic A finalist, 2018 WGI Scholastic Open Finalist, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 FFCC medalist) and Fusion Independent World winter guard (2018-2022). Travis resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he is the Vice President of Marketing for an American-based software company.

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Andrew Blankenship

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: West Covina, CA

Andrew Blankenship

Lee Carpenter

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Dublin, CA

Lee Carpenter
Lee started his participation in the world of pageantry as a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps. During his tenure with the group, they earned 3 World Championship titles. Recently retired, Lee taught band for 38 years, the last 30 years in the Dublin Unified School District in California. While at Dublin High, his groups won many regional, states, national and international championships, includingBest International Band and Best Overall Band at The Limerick International Marching Competition in Limerick, Ireland, Grand Sweepstakes at the Hyack Festival Parade in Vancouver, Canada, Grand Sweepstakes at the Aloha Holiday Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii. His color guards have won 18 California Color Guard Circuit Championships and have been Winter Guard International World Championship finalists 3 times. He has also instructed The Santa Clara Vanguard, Conquistadors Drum and Bugle Corps and the Redwood City Guardsmen Drum and Bugle Corps. He is an adjudicator for the Western Band Association, California Color Guard Circuit, San Joaquin Color Guard and Percussion Review, Central Valley Guard and Percussion Circuit, Northern California Band Association and Winter Guard International.

Brian Cotner

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Omaha, NE

Brian Cotner

Nikki Crawford-Jones

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Clover, SC

Nikki Crawford-Jones
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Richard Delgado

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Fresno, CA

Richard Delgado
Richard Delgado's lifelong passion for the marching and pageantry arts has led him to a distinguished 40-year career as a performer, instructor, assistant director and judge. As drum major, percussionist and later a member of the Visual Staff at Clovis West High School from 1985-2008, Delgado received invaluable training from renowned greats such as Jay Murphy, Mike McCool, Shirley Stratton Dorritie and Dave Glyde. He performed with the acclaimed Los Danzantes de Aztlan dance troupe while earning his BA in Chicano Latin American Studies from California State University, Fresno. Today, Delgado draws on his extensive experience and love of the arts in his roles as Student Events Coordinator for the Madera Unified School District Department of ARTS Education and Assistant Director of Los Niños de Aztlan Dance Studio. He began Timing and Penalties in 2008 and is an adjudicator with the Western Band Association, San Joaquin Valley Color Guard and Percussion Review, Pep & Pageantry Arts Association of Central California, South Valley Winter Arts Association and Winter Guard International. Richard resides in Fresno, CA with his wife Amber, their children and grandchildren.

Tom DiNuoscio

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Fairborn, OH

Tom DiNuoscio
Tom DiNuoscio is currently the Principal at Dixie Elementary School in New Lebanon, OH. Tom has spent the last 20 years in the marching arts and pageantry arts as a performer, band director, executive director and designer. Tom is the co-founder of ConneXus Percussion as well as an active staff member with the Gran Banda from Medellin, Colombia. Tom has spent time as the Visual Caption Head for Legends Drum and Bugle Corps as well as a visual staff member for Phantom Regiment. Tom resides in Dayton, Ohio with his wife and two children. 

Michelle Hernandez

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Katy, TX

Michelle Hernandez

Gillian Huling

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Geneva, NY

Gillian Huling

Jesse Hunter

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Arlington, TX

Jesse Hunter

Terry Hurley

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Tomball, TX

Terry Hurley
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Jen Karp

Captions: WGI - Equipment, T&P

Location: Orlando, FL

Jen Karp
Jen Karp currently resides in Orlando, FL with her 17-year old son and works at University High School as a Staffing Specialist and Gifted Coordinator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education K-12 from the University of Central Florida with an additional certification in Exceptional Student Education and a Reading Endorsement. She has been a part of the pageantry arts as a performer, instructor, and adjudicator for over 25 years. Past marching experience includes the UCF Marching Knights, Suncoast Sound, Spirit of Atlanta, and the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. In 2010, she started her judging career and continues to be an adjudicator for the fall and winter season in many competitive circuits across the country. Jen is a member of the Board of Directors for the FFCC, Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit and serves as the Vice President, Director of Operations.

Jeffry Krywinski

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Brick, NJ

Jeffry Krywinski

Brad Love

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Franklin, TN

Brad Love
Brad Love is currently residing in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife Amy Love. He has lived in the Middle Tennessee area since attending Lipscomb University from 1989 to 1993. Growing up in Fort Myers, Florida...the performing arts have been a major part of his life. In 1988 and 1989, Brad performed with Players Winter Guard...a Scholastic Open Winter Guard from Fort Myers, Florida. He then went on to march with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps in 1990 and 1992. Since then, he has performed several roles with a multitude of organizations involved with WGI, DCI and BOA. Professionally, Brad is an Outside Sales Manager for Carter Lumber located in Tennessee. He has been involved with residential and small commercial construction for the past 25 plus years. He thoroughly enjoys his career and his continued involvement in the arts. His passion for the activity revolves around paying these wonderful gifts forward to all young performers.

Lawrence Mascaro

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: ,

Lawrence Mascaro

Jean Padawan

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Ballwin, MO

Jean Padawan

Philip Tanner

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: St. Charles, MI

Philip Tanner
Philip Tanner's experience begins with high school band and supporting the arts from behind the scenes. From that introduction, his love of the performing arts continued to grow while studying electrical engineering at the Saginaw Valley State University. Once through college started Timing and Penalties for MCGC, MCBA, BOA, MFA, WGI and many other circuits in the mid-west. This is his 29th year. I have been with BOA MFA for the past 19 years as Field Manager and Field Operations. Based in Saginaw Michigan he works as a Project Electrical Engineer for Central Michigan University. Moreover, it is his goal to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences for all.
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Chris Tomsa

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Harrison, OH

Chris Tomsa
Chris Tomsa The pageantry arts have been Chris' passion for 4 decades as a performer, instructor, arranger and adjudicator. Chris has instructed and arranged for many of the world's finest drum and bugle corps including The Phantom Regiment, Madison Scouts, Glassmen, Colts, Mandarins, and the 27th Lancers, as well as arranging and composing for some of the activity's best competitive marching bands. In his years at Madison, he won 3 DCI high brass titles and the 1975 World Championships, mentoring under DCI Hall of Fame brass instructor James Elvord. He went on to become the Scout's Brass Caption Head and Music Coordinator, where he helped to develop some of the corps' most memorable and exciting programs. At the Glassmen, Chris was the brass arranger during a 15-year period that saw the corps rise from a 49 member corps to the top of the activity as a perennial DCI finalist. Chris had the unique opportunity to mentor under two legendary band and drum corps arrangers, Ray Baumgardt and Jim Ott. He put this experience to good use in the marching band activity for the last 20 plus years, having arranged music for some of the nation's top marching bands. In addition to composing and arranging, Chris has been an instructional and design consultant to many other drum corps and marching bands around the United States and Canada. Chris judges marching band and indoor pageantry competitions and is an adjudicator and contest administrator for WGI Sport of the Arts, as well as Judges Representative for the Mid East Performance Association. He is a Senior Consultant and Trainer for BenchmarkPortal, the global leader in call center benchmarking, certification, training and consulting. He studied music composition and education at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Case Western Reserve University, and at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and currently resides in Harrison Ohio with his wife Carla.
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Will Torres

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Midland, TX

Will Torres
Will has been involved in the marching and pageantry arts as a performer, educator, and designer for over 20 years. As a performer, he served as the drum major for the Pride of Missouri State Band and marched in the horn line for the Glassmen and Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps. Will has taught and designed for marching bands, winter guards, and winter drum lines in Kansas, Missouri, and Texas. He served as a contest director and T&P judge for the North Texas Colorguard Association beginning in 2016, and worked his first WGI show as a T&P judge in 2017. His full-time career is as a higher education educator and administrator and he completed a doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) from Tarleton State University in 2022. Will is currently the Associate Vice President of Organizational Learning & Engagement at Midland College in Midland, TX, where he resides with his wife (Anna) and two children.
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Christina Torrez

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Orlando, FL

Christina Torrez

John Whelchel

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Aurora, CO

John Whelchel
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Paula Alfonso

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Gainesville, FL

Paula Alfonso
Paula Alfonso is originally from Pembroke Pines in South Florida. She is a member of the Florida Federations of Judges Association. Paula has judged for: FFCC, SFWGA, MCCGA, NJNJ, AIA, MAIN, and UCGC. Her Drum Corps experience includes: The Magic of Orlando, Crossmen, and the Cadets. Paula also has a vast indoor background performing with the following Independent World teams: The Alliance of Miami, Paradigm, and the Knights. Her experience in teaching programs ranges from High School,College Marching Band, Drum Corps, and A Class through the Independent World level. Currently, Paula resides in Gainesville Florida. She teaches at local High Schools and at the University of Florida. She enjoys:attending her local church, eco-tourism, hanging out with her rescued chihuahuas, and reading classic American literature. "Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot."- Truman Capote
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Kathleen Anderson

Captions: WGI - Movement

Location: Arvada, CO

Kathleen Anderson
Throughout her life, Katie Anderson has had a love for dance and performance. She has been involved in the pageantry arts since 1996 in the various roles of performer, choreographer, and adjudicator. Katie has performed with the Ballet Denver Jr. Company, the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, Oracle Winter Guard, and the Oracle Performance Ensemble. She has taught color guard with multiple high schools in the Denver metro area including Pomona High School and Legacy High School. Katie earned her Masters in Education from Regis University and has a great passion for working with elementary school students in pursuit of creating life-long learners. She currently resides in Arvada, CO with her husband Luke and their two children.
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Mike Anderson

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Eagle, ID

Mike Anderson
Mike Anderson serves as a visual designer and program coordinator for numerous bands & guards throughout the United States. He is an adjudicator for the WGI guard division, as well as DCI, BOA, many other circuits, Color Guard Netherlands, and Drum Corps Japan. Mike is a film junkie who lives and dies with the San Francisco Giants. If someone looks at your aquarium and says "nice fish", are they talking about one specific fish or all of the fish? Primary Affiliations: Juxtaposition, OH (IW) Carroll HS, IN (SA) Yukon HS, OK (SA)
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Keith Baker

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Staunton, IL

Keith Baker
Keith Baker has 30 years of experience in adjudication, instruction, and design in the pageantry arts. He performed with the Belleville Black Knights, Geneseo Knights, and Capital Brass Ensemble. He has taught numerous ensembles including Edwardsville Winter Guard, Francis Howell Central Indoor Drumline, and O’Fallon Township HS Marching Band. Keith is proud to be associated with judging associations such as DCI, MCCGA, MCGC, and UWGA. Keith has spent most of his life in education, first as an instructor for Radiological Controls and Reactor Plant Chemistry at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory for three years while in the US Navy. Since then he has taught Honors US History and Medieval History at Edwardsville High School. He is the recipient of numerous awards for education including the Olin Corporation Silver Medallion Award and WIU’s Most Influential Teacher Award.
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Edwin Beens

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands,

Edwin Beens
Edwin Beens, born on August 27th 1968 in The Netherlands, started his marching & music career at a very young age. He started as a drummer when he was 8 years old. Later he became drum major and the visual designer. After that he joined the staff of one of Holland's most successful drum corps of that time, Blue Wave that captured many visual awards. In the winter he joined the Art Development Winter Color Guard and won the Dutch title 3 times. Together with Art Development he travelled to the USA and performed twice at the Winter Guard International World Championships. After his teaching and marching career he started judging in 1996 for many Dutch organizations like Color Guard Netherlands (CGN). In 2000 Edwin became a judge for Winter Guard International. Since then Edwin has judged for many organizations in Europe, Asia, South Africa and North and South America. Edwin is the technical director and chief judge of Color Guard Netherlands since 1998 and because of his excellent work was inducted in the CGN Hall of Fame in 2011. Outside the judging world Edwin is a project manager for the Dutch Ministry of Safety and Justice, in the area of Continuous Improvement (Lean Six Sigma).
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Patricia Beggy

Captions: WGI - Equipment, Movement

Location: Revere, MA

Patricia Beggy
As a performer, Patricia Beggy began dancing, twirling and marching at the age of 6 and continued until she aged out at 21. Her first year in the pageantry activity ended with an American Legion State Championship in twirling, and her last year ended with an American Legion State Championship in Drum Corps. She studied dance for over 15 years, including attending Dartford College of Movement Studies in England and was a company member of The Performance Dance Ensemble. Ms. Beggy has taught, consulted and judged for Baton Twirling, Cheerleading, Drum and Bugle Corps, Marching Bands and Winter Guard. She is actively involved with judge education programs and travels as a clinician for various judges associations throughout the United States as well as Canada, England and the Netherlands. She has been a visual judge both nationally and internationally for more than 30 years and holds judging credentials in all four visual captions. Her Winter Guard International focus is in both the Equipment and Movement captions and she is one of only a select few judges who have judged at the world class level in both captions at World Championships in the same year. In addition to judging, Ms. Beggy has Masters Degrees in both Education and Administration and recently retired from the position of Elementary School Principal from the Cambridge Public Schools, in Cambridge MA. Patricia highly values giving back to the community and has served 11 years on the Central Middlesex County Association for Adults with Disabilities Human Rights Commission and for 10 years was on the Board of Directors for the non-profit CitySprouts.org, receiving their Community and Environmental Impact Award for her service.

Andrew Blankenship

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: West Covina, CA

Andrew Blankenship
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Denise Bonfiglio

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis, Equipment

Location: Stoneham, MA

Denise Bonfiglio
With an extensive background in pageantry, Denise’s roots were firmly planted with both Drum Corps and Winter guard. Denise has taught, designed, managed, and directed drum corps and winter guards at the highest level of competition for several decades. Having achieved multiple gold medals in both Drum Corps and Winter Guard, Denise is well positioned to understand the skills being presented in the pageantry activity and has worked with some of the most talented designers and choreographers that continue to inspire the activity today. Denise spent several years working as a member of the WGI task force when the current adjudication system was created. Having a hand in the creation of adjudication philosophy and implementation in its early years has allowed Denise to have an in-depth knowledge of the adjudication system. Denise began her judging career in 2002 primarily focused on Equipment and has expanded to Visual Ensemble adjudication in recent years. Denise is a member of the Massachusetts Judges Association (MJA) and provides Visual Education for all members of MJA. Professionally, Denise retired from MetLife where she was an officer of the company for 16 of her 35-year career. During Denise’s tenure at MetLife, her “hands on” approach brought her to the front-line managing Insurance Product Software Development, and Quality Assurance functions in several locations around the US and Canada. Throughout Denise’s career at MetLife, she was extensively involved in company mergers and acquisitions converting software Illustration systems onto MetLife platforms. Denise recently retired as the CEO of Cadets Arts and Entertainment Inc., where she successfully created the non-profit start-up in support of The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps at the beginning of 2020. Mitigating COVID19 for three years and delivering a safe and successful Cadet Drum Corps in DCI’s first ever non-competitive season in 2021 was both challenging and rewarding. Denise successfully established structural roots for the Cadets to relocate to Erie PA and competitively positioned The Cadets for future success. Denise is currently the Co-Founder and President of the Bonfiglio Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization. The Foundation’s philanthropic mission is to raise money to provide scholarships in honor of George and Patsy Bonfiglio. George Bonfiglio was a founding father of DCI and the first Chairman of the DCI Board. Denise is an active Adjudicator for Winter Guard International, Massachusetts Judges Association, Musical Arts Conference, South Florida Winter Guard Association, and the Asian Marching Band Confederation. Denise was inducted into the WGI Hall of Fame class of 2000, the Massachusetts Drum Corps Hall of Fame class of 2012, Drum Corps International Hall of Fame class of 2016, and the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame class of 2021.
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Beverly Brahan

Captions: WGI - General Effect, Movement

Location: Terry, MS

Beverly Brahan
Beverly Brahan judges marching bands, drum corps and indoor colorguard nationwide. For WGI Beverly judges movement, general effect and serves as the IA Caption Manager. She judges colorguard and general effect for DCI and serves as a diversity judge facilitator. Beverly is the Judge Coordinator for Mississippi Indoor Association and is a Hall of Fame Member of the Gulf Coast Colorguard and Percussion Association. Beverly Brahan is a lifelong educator, a graduate of the University of Alabama, Belhaven College and currently works in the Education Department at Mississippi College. Beverly resides in Terry, Mississippi.
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Erin Brown

Captions: WGI - Movement

Location: Orlando, FL

Erin Brown
Erin Brown holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Florida and is currently serving as a high school teacher in Orlando, FL teaching Dance Techniques, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) & SGA (Student Government). She has been involved with the pageantry arts as a performer, instructor and adjudicator for over 25 years with her start as a dancer as a child and introduction to colorguard as a freshman at University High School. Erin is an alumnus of the Company Colourguard, Ancient City Ensemble Winterguard and the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps. As an educator she had the honor of serving as an instructor for Orange Park Anastasia, St. Augustine High School Coast One, Lake Mary High School, Paradigm and The Knights. Most recently, Erin served as the director of two time WGI Gold Medalist & World Class Finalist Freedom High School (2005-2012). Currently, Erin serves as an adjudicator and a member of the Board Of Directors for the FFCC (Florida Federation of Colorguards) and many other competitive circuits across the nation.
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Jackie Campbell

Captions: WGI - Equipment, Movement

Location: Camillus, NY

Jackie Campbell
Jackie Campbell has been an adjudicator for the New York Federation of Contest Judges and WGI since 1991, specializing in movement and equipment. She also adjudicates for several other organizations including DCI and USBands. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and received her masters degree in education from SUNY Oswego. She was inducted into the Mid-York Colorguard Hall of Fame in 2018. Her teaching experience includes coordinating the West Genesee High School Colorguard from 1984 through 1999 and from 2010-2013 as well as working with several other color guards in the Upstate New York area. Her performing experience includes marching with the West Genesee High School Marching Band, the Syracuse University Marching Band in the dance ensemble and was the Orange Girl (feature twirler), the Rochester Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Santa Clara Vanguard. Currently, Jackie is a middle school science and English teacher in the Baldwinsville School District in Central New York.

Lee Carpenter

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Dublin, CA

Lee Carpenter
Lee started his participation in the world of pageantry as a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps. During his tenure with the group, they earned 3 World Championship titles. Recently retired, Lee taught band for 38 years, the last 30 years in the Dublin Unified School District in California. While at Dublin High, his groups won many regional, states, national and international championships, includingBest International Band and Best Overall Band at The Limerick International Marching Competition in Limerick, Ireland, Grand Sweepstakes at the Hyack Festival Parade in Vancouver, Canada, Grand Sweepstakes at the Aloha Holiday Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii. His color guards have won 18 California Color Guard Circuit Championships and have been Winter Guard International World Championship finalists 3 times. He has also instructed The Santa Clara Vanguard, Conquistadors Drum and Bugle Corps and the Redwood City Guardsmen Drum and Bugle Corps. He is an adjudicator for the Western Band Association, California Color Guard Circuit, San Joaquin Color Guard and Percussion Review, Central Valley Guard and Percussion Circuit, Northern California Band Association and Winter Guard International.
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Shirl Chumley

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Aurora, CO

Shirl Chumley
Shirl Chumley has been involved in color guard, marching band, and drum corps pageantry arts, either through marching, instructing or adjudicating since she was a freshman in high school. We won’t say how long ago those high school years were, but suffice it to say that she has been involved in the pageantry arts for 30+ years. Shirl has judged winter guard, drum corps, and marching band competitions across the country. She lived in Parker, Colorado, where she taught high school English in the Douglas County School District for 18 years before joining the international school teaching ranks. She spent two years opening and teaching in an international boarding school on Jeju Island, South Korea, and she lived for three years in Wassenaar, The Netherlands, where she taught high school English at The American School of The Hague and judged for Color Guard Nederlands. In the summer of 2016, Shirl returned to Colorado and has continued to judge the visual and color guard captions in marching, winter, and summer seasons across the country.
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William Chumley

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis, General Effect

Location: Littleton, CO

William Chumley
 As a marching member, instructor, consultant, judge, and color guard director, William Chumley has committed over 38 years to the pageantry arts, where his various roles have included: serving on the Board of Directors for the Rocky Mountain Color Guard Association for 20 yearsjudging worldwide for Drum Corps United Kingdom, Drum Corps Japan, Color Guard Netherlands, Winter Guard International, Bands of America, and Drum Corps International for over 28 yearsand training, mentoring, and scheduling judges as president of the Rocky Mountain Judges' Association. William trains judges and instructors around the world. As a color guard director and instructor, William has created World Championship teams, established fully functioning non-profit arts organizations, and has consulted and taught in both high school and independent settings. His passion for success along with creating a collaborative environment are trademarks. William is caption manager for Design Analysis and General Effect.
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Jaycee Clarke-Bentley

Captions: WGI - Movement

Location: South Jordan, Ut

Jaycee Clarke-Bentley
Jaycee Clarke-Bentley has been involved in the pageantry arts as a performer, director, choreographer and adjudicator for over thirty years. During that time her training came from such WGI greats as Stanley Knaub, Scott Chandler and Karl Lowe. She has performed with The 1998 WGI gold medalist Blue Devils Winterguard, EveryBody Winterguard, Fantasia, The Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corp, The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corp, and as a cast member of BLAST! She has taught with many high schools on the west coast and spent a decade with Mt. Carmel High School. Under her direction they were a 2 time WGI finalist and the 2008 WGI Scholastic A Silver Medalist. Jaycee is current board member for the Utah Colorguard Circuit serving as the Judges Liaison. Her current Winterguard circuits affiliation including UCGC, WGASC, NWPA, TCGC, IHSCGA, MCCGA and CWEA. Originally from Vancouver WA, she graduated from California State University of San Marcos, and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in San Diego. She is a board certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist for Intermountain Healthcare system. Following graduation she has been working for the past eight years on the Blue Devils Health and Wellness Team. Currently Jaycee works with the Ballet West Dance Company as the primary physical therapist. She resides in Salt Lake City with her husband Stephen, handsome son Jackson and the family puppy, Baxter.
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Christine Clayton

Captions: WGI - General Effect, Movement

Location: Portland, OR

Christine Clayton
Christine Clayton Fisher has settled in Portland OR after stints in Clearwater FL, Nashville TN, and Southern California. She spent her college years as a color guard performer with the University of Southern California and the Sacramento Freelancers Drum and Bugle Corps, then spent 15 years teaching high school and college color guard in the Los Angeles area including Granada Hills Charter High School and USC. After moving to Nashville in 2005 her primary pageantry focus moved to judging while still keeping her hand in instructing as a clinician and writer for groups in Tennessee, Alabama, Texas and Oregon.  During the fall Christine is a Visual judge for marching band circuits across the country and in the winter adjudicates General Effect and Movement. In the past Christine has served as the Director of Education for the Winter Guard Association of Southern California, the Judges Liaison for the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit and the Movement Caption Manager for WGI. She currently holds the positions of Judges Liaison for the NWAPA, Judges Coordinator for CWEA, Color Guard Judge Coordinator for WGASC and Travel Manager for Blue Devils Performing Arts.  Christine holds her B.S. in Business Management and her MBA in Human Resources from the University of Phoenix and in all her spare time is the Director of Medicaid Provider Data Operations for Aetna Health Care.
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Curtis Costanza

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Vancouver, WA

Curtis Costanza
Curtis Costanza is currently the chief judge for WGI, he resides in Vancouver, Washington. He has extensive judging experience with Drum Corps International, Winter Guard International, Bands of America, Winter Guard Association of Southern California, Florida Federation Color Guard Circuit, and is the current judges coordinator for the North West Association for Performing Arts. Internationally, he has judged in Japan, The Netherlands and England. Previously he has served as an equipment facilitator for WGI and was on staff of the San Jose Raiders and Northern Lights world color guards.

Brian Cotner

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Omaha, NE

Brian Cotner

Nikki Crawford-Jones

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Clover, SC

Nikki Crawford-Jones
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Swaga Deb

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Swaga Deb
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Swaga first started participating in marching band and pageantry activity in Junior High. Swaga continued performing through high school and into college where marched in the Concord Blue Devils World Winterguard as well as their Drum and Bugle Corp. After Swaga stopped performing with the Blue Devils, he went on to teach various guards around the country including: Homestead High School, Esperanza De Luz Winterguard/Drum Corp, Rancho Bernardo High School, Emanon Ind. Winterguard, Belmont High School, as well as many others. Currently Swaga judges for various marching band/pageantry circuits around the country. When not participating in pageantry activities Swaga is an executive producer for various cable network shows. He's worked for multiple networks including Bravo, Netflix, WE, OWN, Lifetime, Logo, TLC, Sundance Channel, and E! Entertainment.
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Izzy Delgado

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Parlin, NJ

Izzy Delgado
Izzy Delgado is from New Jersey and has been involved in the marching arts for over 25 years. He has been a visual adjudicator since 2003, and has also served as a visual designer, instructor, and clinician. Izzy has worked for several circuits in all genres of the marching arts such as DCA, MAIN, KIDA, MAPS, USBANDS, MMBA, MAC, & Cavalcade of Bands. He has had the honor to serve on several championship judging panels. Izzy has also worked in the administrative aspect of the activity, having previously served on the MAIN Executive Board as chairperson of the task force in charge of unit classification where he was instrumental in revamping the circuit's class system. Izzy is active as a visual designer for several award winning programs in the northeast region. He has been the drill designer for the Elizabeth HS Marching Band who are multiple time Bands of America Regional Finalists and New Jersey State Champions. He has also served as visual designer for the Fusion Drum & Bugle Corps and the White Sabers Drum & Bugle Corps, helping both win DCA Class A championships. Izzy currently lives in Parlin, NJ with his wife Elyse and young daughter Taylor. He is a licensed New Jersey Property & Casualty Insurance Producer and currently serves as an Assistant Sales Manager with AAA Northeast Insurance Agency.
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Richard Delgado

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Fresno, CA

Richard Delgado
Richard Delgado's lifelong passion for the marching and pageantry arts has led him to a distinguished 40-year career as a performer, instructor, assistant director and judge. As drum major, percussionist and later a member of the Visual Staff at Clovis West High School from 1985-2008, Delgado received invaluable training from renowned greats such as Jay Murphy, Mike McCool, Shirley Stratton Dorritie and Dave Glyde. He performed with the acclaimed Los Danzantes de Aztlan dance troupe while earning his BA in Chicano Latin American Studies from California State University, Fresno. Today, Delgado draws on his extensive experience and love of the arts in his roles as Student Events Coordinator for the Madera Unified School District Department of ARTS Education and Assistant Director of Los Niños de Aztlan Dance Studio. He began Timing and Penalties in 2008 and is an adjudicator with the Western Band Association, San Joaquin Valley Color Guard and Percussion Review, Pep & Pageantry Arts Association of Central California, South Valley Winter Arts Association and Winter Guard International. Richard resides in Fresno, CA with his wife Amber, their children and grandchildren.
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Jason Derting

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Jason Derting
Jason has been involved with winterguard and marching band since 1995.  Jason began judging for WGI in 2017 and has been adjudicating winterguard since 2006 with the Atlantic Indoor Association and other circuits across the United States. Jason is currently the Chief Judge /Judge Coordinator for The Atlantic Indoor Association covering Virginia and Eastern North Carolina. He is very active judging all visual captions in the fall for The Virginia Marching Band Cooperative and other marching band contests across the country. His marching experience included Chimeras Independent World and Infiniti winterguard.  As a member of Infiniti winterguard, he won a gold medal in IA class in 2000 and multiyear WGI finalist.  He is thankful for  teaching Fred J. Miller clinics during the summers in 2002-2004.  He has experience working with various colorguard programs in Virginia and Tennessee.  Jason resides in Fredericksburg, VA with his wife and 2 daughters. Jason has a long career as a Physical Therapist Assistant, currently is a Clinical Rehab Liaison with Encompass Health.
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Christine Dillon

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Dunedin, FL

Christine Dillon
Christine Dillon - from Dunedin, Florida Mrs. Dillon holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and a MA in Cross Cultural Studies & Education. She has been involved in the Marching Arts activity since 1981 as a performer, instructor, designer and adjudicator. Currently, Mrs. Dillon is an Adjudicator for DCI (Drum Corps International), WGI (Winter Guard International), WGASC (Winter Guard Association of Southern California), FFCC (Florida Federation of Color Guards), IHSCGA (Indiana High School Color Guard Association) TCGA (Texas Color Guard Association) and several other competitive circuits throughout the United States. As an administrator, she was Education Director of WGASC for the past 8 years and was responsible for color guard classification, as well as instructor certification and education for over 350 color guards in Southern California. She also serves on the advisory board for Colorguardeducators.com, and has written numerous instructional articles for the website. Finally, you can read Mrs. Dillon’s performer-education articles in every publication of Halftime Magazine where she has authored the “Guard” byline from 2011-2017.

Tom DiNuoscio

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Fairborn, OH

Tom DiNuoscio
Tom DiNuoscio is currently the Principal at Dixie Elementary School in New Lebanon, OH. Tom has spent the last 20 years in the marching arts and pageantry arts as a performer, band director, executive director and designer. Tom is the co-founder of ConneXus Percussion as well as an active staff member with the Gran Banda from Medellin, Colombia. Tom has spent time as the Visual Caption Head for Legends Drum and Bugle Corps as well as a visual staff member for Phantom Regiment. Tom resides in Dayton, Ohio with his wife and two children. 
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John Fisher

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Bellevue, WA

John Fisher
John Fisher, Seattle, WA John has been involved in the Pageantry Arts in one form or another for over 35 years. John has performed with several drum and bugle corps including the 27th Lancers, the Madison Scouts, Harrisburg Westshoremen, and Reading Buccaneers and was on staff, in 1990 with the Troopers Drum Corp based out of Casper, Wyo. Mr. Fisher also has instructed and designed for many high school units throughout the United States. Mr. Fisher currently serves as an equipment judge for Winter Guard International (WGI) and a visual judge for Bands of America (BOA). He also adjudicates for the Northwest Pageantry Association, Northwest Association for the Performing Arts, and many other judging circuits throughout the United States. Mr. Fisher is an accountant originally from Pennsylvania.
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Sam Gervaise

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Syracuse, NY

Sam Gervaise
Sam Gervaise has enjoyed more than 20 years of experience in the pagaentry arts as a performer, instructor, and adjudicator. In addition to marching with the Rochester Patriots, he has extensive teaching experience which began in 1995 with Central Square High School. More recently, Sam has served for over 10 years as colorguard caption head and instructor for the New York State Champion West Genesee Marching Band. A member of the New York Federation of Contest Judges, he has been judging since 2002. Professionally, Sam chairs the Science Department at West Genesee High School, where he has been teaching for 24 years. He lives in Syracuse, NY. Primary Affiliation: West Genesee High School, New York (SA)
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Kelsey Gleason

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: McKinney, TX

Kelsey Gleason
Kelsey Gleason has been involved in the marching arts since 1994. She was a performer for many years with The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps, The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps and Nolan Winter Guard. She has instructed and designed in the activity for the past 18 years at many top programs in Texas including Marcus High School and Spring High School. She has also lent her instructional talents to multiple drum corps for more than a decade. Her home circuit is the North Texas Color Guard Association and she also adjudicates in many other local circuits throughout the country. Kelsey currently lives in McKinney, Texas with her three dogs Brodix, Tori and Alfie and owns Educated Bookkeeping, a bookkeeping and tax services firm serving small businesses.
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James Goodrich

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Ashland, Or

James Goodrich
Originally from Southern California but now living in Ashland, Oregon. James started out in the pageantry world as a Trombone player in his high school marching band then marched euphonium with the Velvet Knights Drum Corps. He began his color guard career with the Axxis Winterguard in Southern California and was able to age out as a member of the Blue Devils Drum Corps Colorguard. After that, James continued performing for the next 8 years with the Walt Disney Company as a dancer in shows and parades. In 2012, he was inducted into the Winter Guard Association of Southern California Hall of Fame. James worked with several Colorguards in the southern California area for over 17 years. James currently works as a Costume Project Manager at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Arts from Cal State Long Beach

Lyera Hammons

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Dayton, OH

Lyera Hammons
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Lyera Hammons

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Dayton, OH

Lyera Hammons
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Jeff Hargis

Captions: WGI - Movement

Location: Commerce City, CO

Jeff Hargis
Jeff has been involved with the marching band and color guard activities since 2006 as a performer, technician, choreographer, designer, director, clinician, and adjudicator. He began judging Colorado winter guards in 2015 and has since expanded to other activities and states. Jeff is passionate about teaching and mentoring young students and instructors; especially helping students continue their involvement in the marching arts after high school through opportunities such as drum corps, instruction, and independent winter guard. Jeff recently completed his Master’s in School Counseling and works as a high school counselor in Colorado.
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Alice Hays

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Alice Hays
Alice has participated in competitive music activities since 1987. She received the bulk of her experience with the Southern California Velvet Knights Drum and Bugle Corps in the late '80s early '90s although she also had valuable experiences with The Musketeers and Anozira-both from Arizona. While she began her journey in the percussion section, she ultimately transitioned into winter guard and color guard was fortunate enough to teach a number of color guards in Arizona, as well as the Colts color guard. As the founding president of the Winter Guard Assocation of Arizona, she saw a need for judges while the circuit was in its infant stages.  She, along with other founding board members, brought in multiple experts to train  judges, and her own judging knowledge and experience grew along with the circuit. 2020 will be Alice's fourth year of judging for WGI. Alice recently began a new career as an Assistant Professor of Education at California State University Bakersfield. She is passionate about literacy and education and feels that the qualities forwarded by WGI positively contribute to these ideals.
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Douglas Henderson

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Frisco, TX

Douglas Henderson
Doug Henderson has worked as an instructor, designer, and adjudicator with several years experience in the competitive pageantry activity. He received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science/Economics from Tougaloo College and a Masters of Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi. Doug has performed with a variety of performing ensembles including Florewood Winterguard, Final Analysis Winterguard, and the colorguard of the SkyRyders Drum and Bugle Corps.
He has taught colorguard for several years throughout the United States and served as a clinician for various associations. His career as an adjudicator spans several years and with several organizations including the Texas Color Guard Circuit where he serves as Vice President of Adjudication and Winter Guard International. He currently resides in Frisco, TX, where he is Vice President of Talent Development at the Raytheon Company. 

Michelle Hernandez

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Katy, TX

Michelle Hernandez
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Michael Higbe

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis, General Effect

Location: Orange Park, FL

Michael Higbe
For over 30 years, Michael Higbe has been involved in the marching band as a performer, instructor, drill designer, and judge. His credits include the halftime shows for the Gator, Champs, and Russell Athletic Bowls. He worked for twenty-two years as the guard caption head at Orange Park High School WGI SA silver medalist and Open Class finalist. He also taught Fletcher HS WGI SA Gold Medalist, Ancient City Ensemble WGI IA Silver Medalist, and St. Augustine Coast One. Currently, Mike is the director for Fleming Island High School Color Guard, the current WGI SA Champion. It that position he is responsible for the daily operations of the guard including the direction of the training and development of the team. For many years, Mr. Higbe served the Florida Bandmasters Association as an adjudicator, a member of the Adjudication Committee and as Chairman of the Twirling and Auxiliary Committee. Mr. Higbe has been a WGI Judge for thirteen years, an adjudicator for over twenty years in the FFCC, and served seven years as it’s Chief Judge. Michael Higbe has been on the board of the FFCC since 1989 and is currently President. He is also a member of the FFCC Hall of Fame. Mr. Higbe received his degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville with an emphasis in ceramics. He currently has a private studio and is a ceramic artist in residence at Wild Ginger Studios in Green Cove Springs, Florida. His work was exhibited in the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Emerging Student Artist. His work can be found in galleries throughout the Jacksonville area. He currently resides in Orange Park, Florida with his wife of 32 years, Julia.
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Timothy Hudnall

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Knoxville, TN

Timothy Hudnall
Tim Hudnall is a graduate of Western Kentucky University were he received a B.S. in Biology/Chemistry , a M.S.degree in Public Health. He was a member of the “Big Red Marching Band” as a trumpet and color guard performer and a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity. Mr.Hudnall has 42+ years experience in visual design, colorguard instruction/design and marching band/winterguard programming. Tim’s marching band adjudication includes contest across the country and is a current adjudicator for WGI,BOA, and DCI. With a varied teaching past, Tim has been the director and/or consultant for several programs in Kentucky, Florida, and Tennessee. His groups have been finalist at WGI regionals, semi-finalist at WGI World Championships, and medalists in the FFCG, SCGC, CIPA, and ETPAA colorguard circuits. His marching bands clients have been involved in various local, state, and national competitions and BOA Regional Finalist . Currently, Tim resides in Knoxville, Tennessee where he works as a Physician Assistant at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Primary Affiliation - Hardin Valley Academy, Tennessee (SA)

Gillian Huling

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Geneva, NY

Gillian Huling

Jesse Hunter

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Arlington, TX

Jesse Hunter

Terry Hurley

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Tomball, TX

Terry Hurley
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Ira Jenkins

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Clarkston, GA

Ira Jenkins
Ira Jenkins is currently the director of bands at Decatur High School in Georgia. Mr. Jenkins completed his undergraduate degree in music education at Florida A&M University and Georgia State University. He holds a masters degree in educational leadership from Kennesaw State University, an educational specialist degree in music education from the University of Georgia, and is ABD (music education) at Georgia State University. He has served as an assistant marching band director, visual caption head, color guard caption head, and directed/instructed numerous scholastic and independent winter guard programs on the east coast. Teams he has worked with have been circuit medalists as well as WGI Regional and World Championship finalists. Since 2002 Ira has been an adjudicator for numerous marching band/winter guard circuits, and he is currently an adjudicator for Drum Corps International and Bands of America.
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Jen Karp

Captions: WGI - Equipment, T&P

Location: Orlando, FL

Jen Karp
Jen Karp currently resides in Orlando, FL with her 17-year old son and works at University High School as a Staffing Specialist and Gifted Coordinator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education K-12 from the University of Central Florida with an additional certification in Exceptional Student Education and a Reading Endorsement. She has been a part of the pageantry arts as a performer, instructor, and adjudicator for over 25 years. Past marching experience includes the UCF Marching Knights, Suncoast Sound, Spirit of Atlanta, and the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. In 2010, she started her judging career and continues to be an adjudicator for the fall and winter season in many competitive circuits across the country. Jen is a member of the Board of Directors for the FFCC, Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit and serves as the Vice President, Director of Operations.
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Brian Kenny

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Holmes, PA

Brian Kenny
A current resident of Holmes, Pennsylvania, Brian has been involved in the marching arts for over 20 years. Brian's performance portfolio includes teams from all over the east coast such as Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corp, Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corp, Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corp, Pegasus Winterguard, Innuendo Winterguard, Alter Ego Winterguard, and the Black Watch Winterguard. Brian’s range of teaching experiences are as vast as his performance history. Programs include many Tri-State area High School teams from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland along with independent groups such as Alter Ego, Black Watch and the Reading Buccaneers. Brian has been involved in the judging community for a variety of circuits throughout the United States. Throughout his judging career, Brian has served in several leadership roles in education and caption facilitation. Brian holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Arts Administration and Education from Wagner College and a Masters of Education in Organizational Management and Adult Learning from Montclair State University. Brian's career outside of the marching arts is in Higher Education, where he has worked in Enrollment Management and Student Affairs for over 20 years.
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Eric Kitchenman

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Lansdale, PA

Eric Kitchenman
 Eric has been involved with pageantry his entire life. He began at age five when his father directed a drum and bugle corps in 1964. In 1980 his career began in the movement arts as a marching technician and indoor guard instructor for North Penn H.S. In 1981 he began his designing career by stepping up and writing the indoor color guard program and later the percussion program. In 1982 and 1983 he was a visual technician for the Westshoremen Senior drum and bugle corps. His first drum corps effort in drill writing was with The Conquest Alliance from Brighouse in the United Kingdom and he played a part in leading the corps to their first championship in 1986. Eric’s first U.S. drum corps design effort was in returning to his alumnus the Crossmen and designing programs in 1987 through 1991, 1996 and 1997, staff coordinator in 1998 and finally the program coordinator and assistant director for the Crossmen in 2004. In addition he was the drill designer for the Velvet Knights in 1992 and 1993, the Skyliners in 1994 and 1995, the Spirit of Atlanta in 1999 and visual coordinator for the Bluecoats in 2001 and then designer in 2002. In 2000 he was hired to design the Buccaneers senior corps program where he remained until 2004. In 2006 and 2007 he returned to be the visual coordinator and designer for the Reading Buccaneers in which they achieved two undefeated seasons. In 2007 and 2008 Eric was the Associate Program Coordinator for the Cadets. In 2013 and 2014 Eric was the Program Coordinator and Staff Coordinator for the Boston Crusaders. Eric’s marching band experience started in 1978 as a marching technician for Upper Dublin H.S. After two years he was hired at North Penn H.S., first a technician and then visual coordinator and designer where he has remained for 37 years. He was director and designer of the North Penn Visual Ensemble from 1980 - 1991. In 1989 North Penn HS achieved a Gold Medal in Scholastic A competition at WGI Finals. Over the years he has designed field shows for numerous high school across the United States, and continues to do so as an independent contractor.  In addition Eric is very active in student leader programs throughout the country. He has designed for Indoor Color Guard and Indoor Percussion programs since the early 80’s. He also consults with a variety of teams regarding design and planning. Since 1993 on winter weekends he has worked as an adjudicator for WGI, where he presently continues to serve. Eric is a proud member of the Crossmen, Buccaneer, Keystone Indoor Drill Association and Cavalcade of Bands Halls of Fame. He is currently employed at USBands. Finally Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in History with an emphasis in education from Gwynedd-Mercy University. 

Jeffry Krywinski

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Brick, NJ

Jeffry Krywinski
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Paul Lampkin

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis, General Effect

Location: Sanborn, NY

Paul Lampkin
 Paul Lampkin began judging in 1977 for the NY-Penn Judging Association. NY-Penn was amalgamated into the New York Federation of Contest Judges in 1979 and he became a member of the Federation at that time. He served as Color Guard Caption Head for the Federation in the early 90’s and its Vice President from 2002 –2004. He first adjudicated for WGI in 1980 and has been associated with them since that date. Has served on the WGI Task Force for over 15 years including 3 as Task Force Coordinator. Mr. Lampkin has also adjudicated for DCE, DCI, WGI Friendship Cup and many regional and national marching band events including state championship events in New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Oklahoma and Oregon. In his professional life Mr. Lampkin is the vice president of an industrial supply company. He was a history major at Niagara University and is married with 2 children.
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Tim Landess

Captions: WGI - Equipment, Movement

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Tim Landess
Tim Landess began his judging career in 2003 and became a WGI judge in 2007. He is a member of the Florida Federaton of Judges. Since 2003 he has judged winter guard and marching band contests throughout the country. He is often contacted for state and regional championship events and also judges for Bands Of America. Tim served as a Visual Designer/Color Guard Director for winter guards and marching bands across Indiana for nearly two decades. His units were perennial state and national marching band finalists in the Indiana State School Music Association and Bands of America Regional and Grand Nationals competitions. In winter guard he has produced WGI finalists and Indiana High School Color Guard Association finalists and champions. Among the many schools he was worked for are: Lawrence North High School, Guard Director/Visual Caption Head, Lawrence Central High School Guard Director/Visual Assistant, Yorktown High School Guard Director and Taylor High School, Guard Technician. As a performer he marched with the DCI finalist 1989 Madison Scouts and the 1988 Bluecoats. Tim is the founder, president and CEO of Advantage Billing & Consultants, Inc. This cost report/billing company, geared towards long term care facilities, currently employs 9 staff members and maintains national clients. He is a sought after lecturer and trainer in this field and frequently works with facilities and their staff members across the U.S.

Brad Love

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Franklin, TN

Brad Love
Brad Love is currently residing in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife Amy Love. He has lived in the Middle Tennessee area since attending Lipscomb University from 1989 to 1993. Growing up in Fort Myers, Florida...the performing arts have been a major part of his life. In 1988 and 1989, Brad performed with Players Winter Guard...a Scholastic Open Winter Guard from Fort Myers, Florida. He then went on to march with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps in 1990 and 1992. Since then, he has performed several roles with a multitude of organizations involved with WGI, DCI and BOA. Professionally, Brad is an Outside Sales Manager for Carter Lumber located in Tennessee. He has been involved with residential and small commercial construction for the past 25 plus years. He thoroughly enjoys his career and his continued involvement in the arts. His passion for the activity revolves around paying these wonderful gifts forward to all young performers.
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Phil Madden

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis, General Effect

Location: Tigard, OR

Phil Madden
 Phil Madden  Phil Madden resides in Portland, Oregon and is a design architect specializing in aviation, military and educational design. Phil has been an instructor and an adjudicator for pageantry events for over thirty years. In the past he has served as the Chief Judge, World Class Administrator, General Effect and Ensemble Coordinator for WGI. He was the adjunct Chief Judge with Bands of America and also served for five years as the Visual Judging Coordinator for Drum Corps International. He is involved in teaching, planning and writing programs for college and high school marching bands, drum and bugle corps and winter guards.  Phil’s pageantry resume includes initiating the winter guard program for James Logan High School as well as many winter programs that include the Seattle Cascades, Seattle Buddhist Scouts and the East Allegheny Visual Ensemble. He has also served as the Visual Coordinator for the Capital Regiment, San Jose Raiders, Valley Fever and Seattle Cascades drum corps.  He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Architecture with a minor in Studio Arts and History from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic and State University.
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James Mahoney

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis, Equipment, General Effect

Location: Boston, MA

James Mahoney
James Mahoney attended his first drum corps contest, C.Y.O. Nationals in Boston, when he was 4 months old, and began his marching career at the age of five. A lifelong and dedicated participant in the activity, he performed with the 27th Lancers Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as Maine Attraction, Quasar and Odyssey winter guards. James worked in several design, consultation and instructional capacities for many winter guard units, including: Indio HS, Norwalk HS, Flanagan HS, Spring HS, 27th Lancers, Odyssey, Fantasia, St. Ann’s and Blessed Sacrament. He previously served several terms on WGI's Steering Committee, and was its Chief Judge. James resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Boston, Massachusetts and works in the information technology field.

Lawrence Mascaro

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: ,

Lawrence Mascaro
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Meghan McCourt

Captions: WGI - General Effect, Movement

Location: New York, NY

Meghan McCourt
Meghan McCourt started dancing as a child and began color guard as a freshman in high school. She pursued studies in Dance Education and Human Resources Management at George Mason University and is an alumnus of Annandale High School, Dominion Winter Guard, and Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps. Meghan has experience designing and teaching with many winter guard and marching band programs at the high school and collegiate levels. She is an adjudicator with Drum Corps International and Bands of America. Meghan stays actively involved in performing arts and education as a Director of Human Resources with a cultural institution in Manhattan.
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Kyle Miller

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: las vegas, NV

Kyle Miller
 Like many, Kyle Miller's experience begins with high school performing arts. From that vital introduction, his love of the performing continued to grow while studying music at the University of Iowa and performing with the Star of Indiana Drum & Bugle Corps. Currently, he teaches, consults, designs, clinics, and adjudicates nationwide. He greatly values opportunities to work with WGI, DCI, BOA for over 20 years. He also serves as Judge Coordinator for Midwest Color Guard Circuit, and is fortunate to have added experience judging internationally, primarily Asia and Europe. Based in Las Vegas Nevada, he teaches English Language Arts, and advises the Forensics team. Moreover, he is inspired to creatively blend curriculum and performing arts.
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Brian Murphy

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: BOSTON, MA

Brian Murphy
Brian Murphy has been judging for WGI as an Design Analysis judge since the 2004 season. He brings a vast background of color guard experience to his judging. Brian was the designer for St. Ann’s Color Guard from 1991 thru 2015, during which time St. Ann’s garnered 11 WGI medals. Under Brian’s leadership, St. Ann’s became a role model for guards and proved that a guard can begin in the A class and be promoted through the ranks and then be able to compete at the highest level of competition in the World Class. In addition, the organization also created a model that brought A, Open, and World guards, all in a given year, to the WGI scene, and all of whom achieved success in their own right. Brian's home circuit is NESBA and he also judges in numerous other local circuits as time permits. Outside of the pageantry activities, Brian lives in Boston Massachusetts and works as a Business Transformation/IT specialist for the IBM Corporation.
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Hieu Nguyen

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis, Movement

Location: Brookline, MA

Hieu Nguyen
 Hieu Nguyen is originally from Danbury, CT. He first became involved in the marching arts as a tenor saxophone player in his high school marching band. From there, he began in the color guard activity by joining his high school winter guard and found a great love for the activity which continues till this day. Since then, Hieu has performed with many successful groups including: Alter Ego, St. John’s of Beverly, and St. Ann’s World Winterguards. He has also performed in DCI with the Cadets. Hieu began his extensive movement training at Boston University where he was a member of the dance theater group. He focused his training in ballet, modern, and hip hop movement. During law school, he expanded his training to contemporary movement and earned a role in the Anna Myer contemporary dance company from Cambridge, MA where he performed professionally for several years.  Hieu has shared his passion in the activity by teaching and choreographing for several successful units. Currently, Hieu is on staff at Shenendehowa High School as a choreographer where he has been since 2009 and also serves as a judge liaison for DCI's visual captions. Outside of the activity, Hieu is an Attorney running his own award winning law practice in Boston, MA specializing in family law and domestic violence prevention. Hieu remains committed to giving back to the community by volunteering at Greater Boston Legal Services for those in need. Hieu enjoys global traveling and is currently focused on his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. Primary Affiliation - Shenendehowa High School, New York (SO)
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Jennifer Oswald

Captions: WGI - Equipment, Movement

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Jennifer Oswald
Jennifer Oswald began her pageantry career in 1985 and through the years performed with The Kingsmen, Emerald Marquis and Escapade winterguards as well as The Velvet Knights, The Blue Devils and The Cadets of Bergen County Drum and Bugle Corps. She has worked with numerous high school colorguards and drum corps which include Mission Viejo High School, Centergrove High School, Pope High School, Pacific Crest, The Spirit of JSU and The Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. She has judged for her local winterguard circuit, the Winterguard Association of Southern California for several years.Outside her colorguard activities, Jennifer is an avid traveler and works as Vice President of Stage & Backlot Operations at NBCUniversal. Some of her biggest film and television projects include Will & Grace, Hairspray Live!, Sully, Dunkirk, Live by Night, The Good Place, Gone Girl, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Fast & Furious, The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, National Treasure 1 & 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2, 3 & 4, Inception & Transformers.Jennifer resides in Los Angeles with her husband Jarrod and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master's Degree in Liberal Studies from The University of Southern California.
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Gilles Ouellette

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Nashville, TN

Gilles Ouellette
Gilles Ouellette, Nashville, TN Gilles Ouellette is a freelance Visual Designer, Consultant and Adjudicator for the Performing Arts. He graduated with a degree in Computer science and dedicated several years in the corporate world before making “Marching and the Visual Arts” his main occupation. Gilles is a past assistant director for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps and past Visual Designer for the Glassmen in 2008-2009. Gilles is presently a Visual designer for the Spartans D&B Corps and the Spirit of Atlanta. His Winterguard journey start with the Victoriaville Phoenix followed by Sonnor, Sacred Heart CG, St John Beverly, Charlestown Townies, Blackwatch, Chimeras WG along other High School ensembles. Gilles resides in Nashville, TN. He is a member and active adjudicator for the Gulf Coast Judges Association (GCJA) , Winterguard International (WGI) and is the Color Guard, Judge and Contest Coordinator for the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit (SCGC).

Jean Padawan

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Ballwin, MO

Jean Padawan
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Damon Padilla

Captions: WGI - Equipment, General Effect

Location: Gainesville, GA

Damon Padilla
Damon Padilla has been involved in the marching arts for over 30 years. He began as a performer with both the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps and the Thunderbolts Winter Guard. He then moved on to teaching and designing with Chimeras Winter Guard. In his ten years with Chimeras, the guard quickly moved up the ranks from "A"to "Open"to "World"winning the Open Class World Championship and becoming a two-time WGI "Fan Favorite". His winter guard resume also includes numerous well known high school programs including Pomona H.S., John Overton H.S., Cypress Creek H.S., and Father Ryan H.S. Damon has also designed and choreographed for many drum and bugle corps over the years. These groups include the Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Knights, Phantom Regiment, Madison Scouts, and the Pride of Soka from Tokyo, Japan. In addition to his creative endeavors, Damon also enjoys serving as a clinician and judge. He has been a 5-time featured clinician at the annual BOA/Music for All Summer Symposium, leading both director and student sessions in visual design and rehearsal techniques. He also spent 10 years as the color guard director for Positive Performance Concepts, a camp/clinic he helped create and develop for students of smaller band programs in the Mid-South area. He currently judges for Winter Guard International, Drum Corps International, Bands of America, and USBands. Damon resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Outside of his work in the marching arts, he is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and the founder and owner of Rare Energy, his bodywork and holistic healing studio.
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Michael Pavlock

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Wellsville, NY

Michael Pavlock
 Mike Pavlock resides in the Western New York village of Wellsville. He has been a member of the New York Federation of Contest Judges for over 20 years and is currently serving as Vice President of the Organization. He is an active adjudicator with Winter Guard international in the General Effect caption. He has also judged competitions for many color guard and marching band circuits across the country.  He was instructor for many years with the Salamanca High School Band and Guard, Murder Inc. Winter Guard, and has consulted with several guards in the Bradford, Pennsylvania area. He has also marched with several Senior Drum Corps in Western New York and Pennsylvania. He currently serves as Technology Coordinator / Math and Computer Science Teacher at Scio Central School in Allegany County and is involved with many school organizations. Mr. Pavlock has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Houghton College and a Master of Science in Education degree from St. Bonaventure University. 
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Scott Pizani

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Henderson, Nevada, NV

Scott Pizani
Adjudicator for Winter Guard International 1998 - present, Drum Corps International 1996-2013, California Color Guard Circuit 1996-2021, Winter Guard Association of Southern California 2011 - present, Western Band Association 1996-present, US Bands 2022 - present. Color Guard Teaching History: James Logan High School Winter Guard, 1993-1995, James Logan High School Marching Band and Color Guard, 1992 - 1995, Alvarado Middle School Winter Guard, 1991-1992, 1996, 2008-2010, Cesar Chavez Middle School Winter Guard, 1997-2001, South Lafourche High School Marching Band, 2008 - present, South Lafourche High School Winter Guard, 2015 - present, Instructor for Marching Auxiliaries of America 1984-1991, Nicholls State University Marching Band 1984-1988, Dutch Boy Drum and Bugle Corps, Kitchner, Ontario, Canada - 1993, Opening Ceremonies for the World's Fair in Australia, 1988, numerous college bowl game half time productions, numerous private camps and clinics throughout the country.  Performing History Emerald Marquis Winter Color Guard, 1988, Nicholls State University, 1984-1989.  Educational Background: Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, California State University - East Bay, Bachelor's Degree in Education (Biology Major / Social Studies Minor) - Nicholls State University, Professional Clear California Administrative and Teaching Credentials. Retired Assistant Superintendent / Chief Academic Officer of the New Haven Unified School District in Union City, California. Currently reside in Henderson / Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Joshua Potter

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Matthews, NC

Joshua Potter
Joshua Potter is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a Bachelors of Music Education and East Carolina University where he earned a Masters in Wind Band Conducting. He has been involved in the pageantry arts for over 30 years as a performer, director, instructor, adjudicator, and designer. He is active as a visual designer and program coordinator for marching bands throughout North Carolina and along the east coast. Mr. Potter has had the fortune to adjudicate fall and winter pageantry events across the southeast, including state championship events in multiple states. He has served as a band director in the state of North Carolina for over 25 years, where has has also served on the state marching band committee for multiple terms, including serving as its chair.
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Kimberly Presley

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Grenada, MS

Kimberly Presley
A native of New Brighton, Minnesota, Kimberly has been involved in the pageantry arts for over 30 years. In the mid-90s, she performed with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps Color Guard. Since that time, she has enjoyed a prolific career as a designer, choreographer, teacher, clinician, and adjudicator.  Some of her design/teaching affiliations include: Irondale High School (2002 WGI SO Gold Medalists and 2003 WGI SW World Finalists), Minnesota Brass, Inc., and Grenada High School. Kim has been a member of the Gulf Coast Judges Association since 2009 and also serves as an adjudicator for Winter Guard International. During the day, she is a band director in the Grenada School District (Grenada, MS). There she serves as the director of the 7th grade band program, the visual designer and program coordinator of the marching band, and director of the middle and high school color guard programs. Kimberly is a member of the Mississippi Band Directors' Association and the Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters' Fraternity (Delta Chapter). She resides in Grenada, Mississippi with her husband, Joe, 16-year-old daughter, Abigail, and fur-babies, Coco. and goldendoodles, Ollie and Poppy.
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Warren Rickart

Captions: WGI - General Effect, Movement

Location: Washington, DC

Warren Rickart
Warren Rickart is a veteran adjudicator for WGI Sport of the Arts, adjudicating their color guard world championships and international and regional competitions since 1997. He has served as a member of the WGI Sport of the Arts Judge Administration team as manager for the equipment and movement captions, and judges for WGI in the General Effect and Movement captions. He also adjudicates for Drum Corps International and Bands of America at their regional and world championships levels. Mr. Rickart was elected in 2008 to the Hall of Honor for the Atlantic Indoor Association. He is the former chief judge of the Southern States Judges Association, education director for the Atlantic Indoor Association Adjudicators and has adjudicated for local winter guard circuits across the USA and internationally. He was a member of the Madison Scouts drum and bugle corps and Miller’s Blackhawks winter guard and has been visual caption head and color guard director for numerous award winning pageantry units across the country. Mr. Rickart resides in Washington, DC. and works in the media industry.
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Anthony Riederer

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Portland, OR

Anthony Riederer
Anthony (he/him) has been an enthusiastic fan of the pageantry arts from his early childhood. After a high school career as a percussionist, he redirected his energies toward color guard, spending multiple seasons with the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps and Northern Lights Winter Guard. For the past decade, Anthony has served as adjudicator for a number of marching band contests and winter guard circuits including Texas Color Guard Circuit, Mid-Continent Color Guard Association, NorthStar Circuit, Carolina Winter Ensemble Association, and the Winter Guard Association of Southern California. Outside of pageantry, Anthony holds a Master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Urban Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Historic Preservation and Community Planning. Currently, he is a Project Manager for the City of Hillsboro, Oregon, where he oversees the Community Development Code. In this role he seeks to work with stakeholders to support predictable development outcomes which drive forward Hillsboro's values of being a welcoming, well-designed, sustainable, and business-friendly community. Primary Affiliations - Century High School, Oregon (SA); Cascadia Winterguard, Oregon (IA)
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Grady Robertson

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Parkville, MO

Grady Robertson
Grady has been judging nationally both marching band and winter guard for many years. He currently judges for Winter Guard International in the General Effect caption. Grady is a member of the Texas Color Guard Circuit Judge Association where he served as their Coordinator for 11 years. He was a member of the University of Texas Longhorn Band and the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. He has been a visual designer for bands, winter guards and drum lines in Texas. Grady graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and currently resides in Parkville, MO where he is a national operations manager for Exela Technologies.
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Sal Salas

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: McFarland, WI

Sal Salas
Sal's career in the Pageantry Arts has spanned over many years, and has not only been diverse, but extremely successful in all areas. Serving as everything from instructor to designer to director to judge, Sal's commitment to youth and excellence has seen no bounds. Highlights of his pageantry resume include his past position as the Executive Director of the Madison Scouts, his involvement as a judge for Winter Guard International since 2004 (as well as various circuits throughout Wisconsin, California, Ohio, Florida, Missouri, Texas and Illinois), marching band judge, and his role as the founder and director of the five time Winter Guard International Gold Medalist 'The State Street Review'. Sal's honors include his being named the 2005 Drum Corps International Director of the Year, being a recipient of the prestigious WGI Hall of Fame Award in 1993, 1989 inducted into the Midwest Color Guard Circuit Hall of Fame, 2009 inducted into the WGASC Hall of Fame and in 2019 inducted into the Spirit of Atlanta Hall of Fame. Sal also was the drill/visual designer for the Spirit of Atlanta from 1983-1990. He was the color guard designer for the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from 1993-1995 and program coordinator for the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from 1996-2002 and 2007-2012, Director/Executive Director of the Madison Scouts from 2003-2006. Sal most recently taught the Gold Medalist Juxtaposition Winter Guard in 2016, 2010-2012 and 2015-17, Black Watch (2010-2014), Mechanicsburg High School Open WGI Champions (2011-2016), Program consultant for the Seven Lakes HS Band and designer for the Winter Guard, Clovis HS Band, Clovis, NM (2015), Elkins HS Winter Guard (2015-2016), Black Gold World Winter Guard (Design Consultant), Black Gold A Winter Guard (Designer), Black Gold Open Winter Guard 2016-17, Redemption Winter Guard (Designer), Chino High School (2018), and Dobie High School (Design consultant). Sal was also a design consultant for Prospect HS Marching Band, Prospect, IL (2014-2016). Sal was the Color Guard Coordinator/Artistic Director and a member of the Design Team for the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps (2013-2016). Member of Design Team with the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, of Allentown, PA (2017) and Program Coordinator/Artistic Director with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, of Atlanta, GA (2017-present). Primary Affiliation - Redemption, Texas (IO)
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Robby Saner

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Atlanta, GA

Robby Saner
Robby Saner (he/him) has been an avid pageantry fanatic since he first laid eyes on the activity. Robby's interest in color guard was ignited while attending his older sibling’s marching band competitions. He quickly fell in love with the mesmerizing blend of dance, equipment manipulation, and theatrical storytelling. Since then, he developed an insatiable curiosity for the activity that still resonates with him today. Robby joined his high school winter guard in 2004 and performed with various A, Open, and World units each year throughout his performing career which ended in 2013. Immediately after, Robby began judging the equipment caption with various color guard circuits across the United States, primarily with the Gulf Coast Judges Association, and has been doing so each year since. In his professional life, Robby is a Vice President at a global asset management firm. He is an active member in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America where his husband serves as Bishop of the Southeastern Synod. In his spare time, Robby enjoys baking, gardening, traveling, and his mostly adorable french bulldog.
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Tom Slaughter

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: New Port Richey, FL

Tom Slaughter
 Tom Slaughter has been involved in the pageantry activity for 41 years as a performer, designer, instructor, and judge. Beginning his 18th season as a WGI adjudicator, Tom is also the Chief Judge of the Florida Federation of Judges Association, which schedules and administrates color guard, percussion and winds judges for the Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit. In his past, Tom performed as a member of the Suncoast Sound Drum and Bugle Corps, and then went on to design and administrate the visual program at Largo High School in Largo, Florida for 17 years, winning 2 State of Florida Class Championships (1998 and 2000). Tom spent 3 seasons (2009, 2010, 2011) as the Visual Caption Head and Staff Coordinator for the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps out of Jacksonville, Florida and then was a member of the visual staff for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps during 2012. Currently Tom volunteers his time as a Designer and Consultant for the marching bands at Sunlake High School in Land O' Lakes, FL and J.W. Mitchell High School in Trinity, FL. During the week, Tom teaches Algebra Honors and Geometry Honors at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Tampa, Florida. His wife of 30 years, Rene' (a former high school Guard Captain), is a Registered Nurse working in Clearwater, Florida. His oldest son, Brandon (28) is the Director of Bands at Sunlake High School in Land O' Lakes, FL. His youngest son, Ryan (24) is a Social Studies educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tom currently resides in New Port Richey, FL which is a suburb of Tampa. Primary Affiliations - Sunlake High School, Florida (SW); JW Mitchell HS, Florida (SA)
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Robert Solomon

Captions: WGI - Equipment

Location: Lake Balboa, CA

Robert Solomon
Robert Solomon has been involved in the marching arts since 1979. He played trumpet and was drum major at El Camino Real HS in Woodland Hills, CA. Robert continued to perform as a member of the color guard for the Velvet Knights Drum & Bugle Corps and at California State University, Northridge. He then turned to instructing and has designed for several top programs in Southern California, and continues today. He has been judging since 1996 and is an adjudicator for Winter Guard International, Drum Corps International, Bands of America, and various state and local associations. Robert is a banker and lives in Los Angeles, CA. Primary Affiliation - Icon Winterguard, California (IW)
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Brandon Spidel

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Brandon Spidel
Brandon has been part of the pageantry arts since 1989. He has served as a performer, instructor, clinician, and designer. Brandon serves as an adjudicator for Winter Guard International, Drum Corps International, Bands of America, and various color guard and marching band circuits around the country. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Music Education from Indiana State University and has been a band director in the state of Indiana since 1998.
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Jeffrey Stewart

Captions: WGI - Movement

Location: Providence, RI

Jeffrey Stewart
 Jeff Stewart has been designing, teaching and judging in the marching band, drum corps and color guard activities for over 30 years. He has worked with various high school bands and color guards in Massachusetts and has judged for WGI, DCI, DCA and various local circuits.  Jeff lives in Providence, Rhode Island where he recently retired, after 30 years working at Citizens Bank.
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Michael Stone

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis, General Effect

Location: West Hills, CA

Michael Stone
 Bio Michael Stone has been involved with music and the pageantry arts since 1984. At San Diego State University, Michael was a music education major. 2018 will be his 21st year as a pageantry adjudicator. Michael is proud to be affiliated with WGI, DCI BOA, WGASC, MBOS and and many other pageantry organizations across the country. Michael is also credited with the development of the Marching Band Open Series (MBOS) contests held in California and Nevada. Michael is the Director of Personnel for the Winter Guard Association of Southern California where he also serves as the Judge Coordinator. Recently Michael has been added to the Visual Judge Liaison team for Drum Corps International.
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Jim Sturgeon

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Henderson, NV

Jim Sturgeon
Jim Sturgeon has over 25 years experience in the pageantry arts. He serves as an adjudicator for Drum Corps International, Bands of America, Winter Guard International, Gulf Coast Judges Association, Florida Federation of Color Guard, and various marching band and color guard circuits.  Jim was a member of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps and Pride of Cincinnati Winter Guard.  He has served as a designer/clinician for the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps as well as for several high school band and color guard programs throughout the country.  Outside of the pageantry arts, Jim possesses a BSBA and an MBA in business from the University of Louisville. He has spent 27 years in the human resources field.  Currently, Jim is the Vice President of People Services for HealthCare Partners Nevada, an Intermountain Health Care Company. Jim is married and resides in Henderson, NV.

Philip Tanner

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: St. Charles, MI

Philip Tanner
Philip Tanner's experience begins with high school band and supporting the arts from behind the scenes. From that introduction, his love of the performing arts continued to grow while studying electrical engineering at the Saginaw Valley State University. Once through college started Timing and Penalties for MCGC, MCBA, BOA, MFA, WGI and many other circuits in the mid-west. This is his 29th year. I have been with BOA MFA for the past 19 years as Field Manager and Field Operations. Based in Saginaw Michigan he works as a Project Electrical Engineer for Central Michigan University. Moreover, it is his goal to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences for all.

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Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: ,

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Michael Thompson

Captions: WGI - Movement

Location: West New York, NJ

Michael Thompson
Michael has been a WGI judge for 15 years. He is an experienced designer and choreographer for numerous Marching Arts, field, and indoor programs at all levels for over 35 years. After 4 years of Marching Winter Guard and Drum Corp, Michael had the opportunity to present Jazz and Hip Hop Master classes in Japan and Italy. Michael is also a judge for DCI and holds a Master’s in Accounting and Finance.
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Chris Tomsa

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Harrison, OH

Chris Tomsa
Chris Tomsa The pageantry arts have been Chris' passion for 4 decades as a performer, instructor, arranger and adjudicator. Chris has instructed and arranged for many of the world's finest drum and bugle corps including The Phantom Regiment, Madison Scouts, Glassmen, Colts, Mandarins, and the 27th Lancers, as well as arranging and composing for some of the activity's best competitive marching bands. In his years at Madison, he won 3 DCI high brass titles and the 1975 World Championships, mentoring under DCI Hall of Fame brass instructor James Elvord. He went on to become the Scout's Brass Caption Head and Music Coordinator, where he helped to develop some of the corps' most memorable and exciting programs. At the Glassmen, Chris was the brass arranger during a 15-year period that saw the corps rise from a 49 member corps to the top of the activity as a perennial DCI finalist. Chris had the unique opportunity to mentor under two legendary band and drum corps arrangers, Ray Baumgardt and Jim Ott. He put this experience to good use in the marching band activity for the last 20 plus years, having arranged music for some of the nation's top marching bands. In addition to composing and arranging, Chris has been an instructional and design consultant to many other drum corps and marching bands around the United States and Canada. Chris judges marching band and indoor pageantry competitions and is an adjudicator and contest administrator for WGI Sport of the Arts, as well as Judges Representative for the Mid East Performance Association. He is a Senior Consultant and Trainer for BenchmarkPortal, the global leader in call center benchmarking, certification, training and consulting. He studied music composition and education at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Case Western Reserve University, and at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and currently resides in Harrison Ohio with his wife Carla.
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Will Torres

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Midland, TX

Will Torres
Will has been involved in the marching and pageantry arts as a performer, educator, and designer for over 20 years. As a performer, he served as the drum major for the Pride of Missouri State Band and marched in the horn line for the Glassmen and Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps. Will has taught and designed for marching bands, winter guards, and winter drum lines in Kansas, Missouri, and Texas. He served as a contest director and T&P judge for the North Texas Colorguard Association beginning in 2016, and worked his first WGI show as a T&P judge in 2017. His full-time career is as a higher education educator and administrator and he completed a doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) from Tarleton State University in 2022. Will is currently the Associate Vice President of Organizational Learning & Engagement at Midland College in Midland, TX, where he resides with his wife (Anna) and two children.
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Christina Torrez

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Orlando, FL

Christina Torrez
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Michael Turner

Captions: WGI - General Effect, Movement

Location: San Francisco, CA

Michael Turner
Michael Turner, San Francisco, CA Mr. Michael Turner began his career in the pageantry arts as a member of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. Trained in ballet, jazz and modern dance, Michael was one of the early color guard pioneers to introduce dance and movement to the marching arena. While in Madison, Mr. Turner performed with Kanopy Dance Theatre, PresenTense, Children’s Theatre of Madison, Madison Opera, and Ballet Madison. With such a diversified background, Michael developed an artistically strong and original teaching style. For 18 years, Michael worked with the two-time World Champion Madison Scouts, serving as Color Guard Choreographer and Visual Coordinator. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Turner served as Dance Master and Choreographer for the six-time World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. Mr. Turner has judged for Winter Guard International (WGI), Bands of America (BOA), and Drum Corps International (DCI), and continues freelance judging for marching bands, drum corps, and color guard throughout the world.
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Brian Ward

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Portland, OR

Brian Ward
Brian grew up in Philadelphia, PA and now calls Portland, OR home. He has built his career as a people manager by day and as a marching arts adjudicator on the weekends. As an adjudicator Brian is affiliated with WGI, Western Bands Association, WGASC and the NWAPA circuit. His teaching and adjudication experience spans 23 years in all levels of performance, and is a proud alumni of Alter Ego, The Patriots, The Black Watch and Carolina Crown.
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Ted Wemhoff

Captions: WGI - General Effect

Location: Frisco, TX

Ted Wemhoff
Ted has been involved in the pageantry arts through the years as a designer, instructor, performer, administrator and adjudicator. He began his pageantry career in 1982 at the age of 12 marching with River City Railmen Drum and Bugle Corps from Omaha, NE. His other performance experiences include the Sky Ryders Drum and Bugle Corps of Hutchinson, KS and Contempo WInterguard from Dallas, TX Ted along with his wife were directors of the Frisco HS color guard from 1995-2003 and served on the executive board of the North Texas Colorguard Association from 1997-2003. He most recently worked as a visual design consultant for the Wakeland HS Band from Frisco,TX, a 5-time BOA Regional fInalist, BOA Super Regional fInalist and 5 time Texas UIL State Marching Band finalist, the Wakeland HS Winter Guard a 2016 WGI Scholastic Open fInalist as well as the Coppell HS WInter Guard. Ted began judging winter guard and band in 2002 and judging for Winter Guard International (WGI) in 2004, for Drum Corps International (DCI) in 2015 and for Bands of America (BOA) in 2022. He has judged throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Japan. Outside of the pageantry arts Ted is the Director of Digital Product Development for Biote medical services. Ted and his wife Melinda live in Frisco, TX

John Whelchel

Captions: WGI - T&P

Location: Aurora, CO

John Whelchel
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Dale White

Captions: WGI - General Effect, Movement

Location: Dayton, OH

Dale White
Dale White, Dayton, Ohio, is a General Effect judge for WGI and has served continuously for numerous years. As a National Champion baton twirler, Dale studied with WGI Hall of Fame member, Fred Miller, and was a member of the Miller's Blackhawks Musical Corps. Locally, he is a member of the Ohio Music Educators Association. In addition to his WGI participation, Dale is actively involved with coaching and judging baton twirling, an activity that has taken him to some 25 countries. Under the structure of the United States Twirling Association and the World Baton Twirling Federation, he serves as the Judges Representative for the USA.
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Travis Wingate

Captions: WGI - Design Analysis

Location: Toronto, On

Travis Wingate
Travis is a native of Valdosta, GA and has been involved in the pageantry arts for over 20 years. While attending Valdosta State University, where he earned a Bachelors of Business Administration degree and a minor in Music, he was a member of the Northgate Independent Winter Guard from Atlanta, GA. Currently, Travis is a visual judge for WGI, DCI, BOA and numerous local circuits throughout the country. In addition to being a working judge, Travis has designed for numerous programs throughout the country, including for the Lowndes High School Winter Guard Programs (2016 and 2017 WGI Scholastic A finalist, 2018 WGI Scholastic Open Finalist, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 FFCC medalist) and Fusion Independent World winter guard (2018-2022). Travis resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he is the Vice President of Marketing for an American-based software company.